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Customized learning: Exercises for Aural Rehabilitation (clEAR)

Listening and hearing are not the same thing. You can hear someone talking but in order to understand what the person is saying, you have to engage your brain and attend to and interpret the words. clEAR auditory brain training provides listening therapy by means of games that are fun to play so you can learn to listen! clEAR auditory training was developed by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and is designed to exercise and develop your listening skills. By playing clEAR’s computerized games, you’ll learn to recognize speech with greater success and with less effort. Whether you are a new hearing aid user, have trouble hearing in noise or hearing certain people’s voices, or have a child with auditory processing difficulty there is a program for you! As a certified clEAR provider, we will help coach and support you every step of the way.

The Objectives of Auditory Brain Training with clEAR

Exercise your abilities to recognize speech of your frequent communication partner (FCP) as well as everyday talkers.

Exercise your brain and those important thinking skills that stave off cognitive decline and dementia.

Increase your participation in social situations by being an active participant in conversations.

Reduce your stress levels during routine family conversations.

Enhance your abilities to recognize speech in noisy situations.

Practice your listening skills in a non-judgmental environment.

Complement your existing hearing technology.

You may or may not have a hearing loss, but you want to communicate more easily with people who are important to you in both quiet and noisy situations. You also want to listen to the television and radio more easily. You’ve come to the right website. Missing out on conversations and your programs can be a thing of the past with clEAR auditory brain training games.

clEAR will train your ability to recognize speech, both in quiet and in the presence of noise. Importantly, clEAR will also train your brain and exercise those cognitive skills that are important for understanding speech, skills such as word memory and attention.

You won’t be training alone. Your local professional Hearing Healthcare Professional or our Online clEAR Audiologist will give you support throughout your subscription.

With clEAR, you can customize your auditory brain training. You can use either the generic voices that are stored in the games or you can record the voices of people who are important to you, such as your partner or your children.

From the boardroom table to the dining room table, practice your listening skills to become more engaged in conversation today.

Practice listening to the voice or voices that are most important to you! With clEAR's easy recording system, the people who are important to you can record words and sentences directly into clEAR games. You then play the games and learn to better understand their speech. Your hearing healthcare professional can help you make the recordings. You will also have the option of choosing to train with "generic" voices that are stored on the clEAR website, giving you the ability to train with the voices of males, females, children, or a combination of all three. You will also have a training schedule designed for your specific needs.

The clEAR games are the result of decade of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research at Washington University in St. Louis. The clEAR scientists incorporated principles of cognitive psychology, second language learning, and game design into the program's format. Published research shows that people who use clEAR improve their speech recognition, would participate in clEAR again, and would recommend clEAR to a friend.

clEAR provides an inexpensive way to enhance how well you understand speech in your everyday conversations whether or not you use a hearing aid or cochlear implant. One low price pays for a three-month clEAR subscription. After that, you can choose to renew monthly. The good news is that our Washington University in St. Louis research shows that most people see noticeable improvement in comfortable conversations within the first three months.

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