Chronicle of a deaf audiologist

Auditory processing speed is not fixed!

When it comes to processing speed, you are not stuck with the factory settings. With normal, healthy aging, auditory processing speed slows down. This affects how well you can “keep up” with conversations in noisy listening environments. But you can improve processing speed with auditory training! If you can keep up with the conversation more easily, your listening effort goes down. When listening effort goes down, you are less likely to give up in social situations.

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  • Photo credit:  © Alan Fortune

    Sandra Vandenhoff

    Dr. Sandra Vandenhoff is an audiologist with hearing loss, founder of HEARa, Hearing Rehabilitation teacher, and Canadian author, who does not remember saying on her first day of wearing hearing aids: "Mom, I can hear my shoelaces!"

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