More Than Hearing offers a range of therapies and services covering the entire spectrum of audio related issues. Our team of specialists assess your hearing and then work with you to put together the ideal treatment plan to improve your overall quality of life.
Hearing rehabilitation can be broken up into four key areas:
- informational and effective counselling
- on-going treatment
Each of these areas involves a number of stages. In order for effective rehabilitation to be achieved, it is important to work through the entire process from beginning to end. Once the clinical and consultative components are complete, the Listening and Communication Enhancement (LACE) program can be used to continue the rehabilitation process at home.
The first step in the rehabilitation process is the diagnostics phase. We test your hearing, identify problem areas and provide you with feedback. We then discuss your communication needs, habits and daily routines to get a better understanding of your situation.
Informational and effective counselling
The next step in the process is to talk through the type, degree, effect and cause of your hearing loss. We help you accept the current situation, learn about the experiences of others in similar circumstances, and discuss what can be done to improve your hearing. Finally, through our Client Orientated Scale of Improvement (COSI) process we can develop realistic expectations about what can be achieved.
Hearing aids are a great tool but they are most effective when used in conjunction with other techniques. Through a complete treatment plan that utilises a combination of hearing aids, listening devices, communication tactics and family counselling we begin the rehabilitation phase. By developing a better understanding of active listening, employing assistive technologies and working with your family and friends, a lot can be achieved to improve the quality of life of yourself and those around you.
Treatment at home
The Listening and Communication Enhancement (LACE) program is an interactive program which can aid listening, ear-to-brain processing and communication. Exercises are focused on listening, processing rapid speech, focusing attention, filling in gaps, remembering spoken words, and predicting what follows.
The program can be completed with the assistance of our audiologists and hearing therapists.
- Home-based, self-paced training
- Complete training in 20 days with an option to continue after initial training
- Works with Windows 7, Vista, XP or Apple 10.4 or newer and DVD players
- Usable by computer novice
- Helps compensate for hearing loss
- Helps improve cognitive functioning
- Provides tips for communication enhancement
- Displays daily and overall progress
- Unlimited training