The HearApp helps people with listening challenges learn to hear better. It’s the perfect exercise plan for children and adults with hearing loss looking to achieve optimal hearing. Rooted in research and praised by users and audiologists, the app is fun, effective, affordable and easy to use—at home or in clinic.
Training significantly improves phoneme perception test scores
In initial tests of kids and adults with profound to severe hearing loss, just 3 hours of training with HearApp (ten 20-minute sessions) resulted in significant improvement in their phoneme perception test scores on speech targets in nearly every case.
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Train your listening brain for peak performance
The app takes users through a series of auditory exercises. Users practice identifying and discriminating words and phrases in quiet and with background noise. Visual prompts, repetition and other listening helpers provide support along the way. Bookmarks save current practice results for the next listening session.
Hearing is a brain issue that can improve with training
Science and research support the efficacy of computer-based auditory training programs such as the HearApp that
address individual needs and provide opportunities for growth by evaluating the listener’s strengths and weaknesses, placing the listener at an appropriate level, providing consistent, systematic practice with helpers where necessary and moving the listener to more challenging listening tasks
provide practice in a meaningful context using aspects of spoken communication, such as receptive and expressive language, turn-taking and speech
provide clear, salient auditory information with repeated opportunities for exposure and systematic practice so the hearing brain can grow and change
incorporate the hierarchy of hearing skills—detection and discrimination of sounds, followed by the recognition and understanding of sounds in words, phrases, sentences and conversations
provide practice where visual information is withheld or diminished and speech sounds are heard in a variety of listening environments (in quiet and in noise) to strengthen the auditory sense