Trouble hearing in noise and trouble understanding speech are, by far, the two most common complaints by people who have hearing loss. The first step is to be fit with appropriate hearing instruments. Hearing aids alone cannot fix the problems you might have with clarity and hearing in noise. Believe it or not, these are skills that must be relearned.

For just a few hours each week, and a little help from your audiologist, you can significantly improve your ability to hear again and utilize your hearing aids. Research has shown, time and time again, that listening exercises dramatically improve speech understanding and hearing aid satisfaction.

Wondering where to start? Call your audiologist. Then check out LACE.

There are also a few excellent apps for iPhone and Android. Steer away from anything that sounds too good to be true. Not sure? Ask your hearing care provider.

Happy listening! Stay Vibrant!