Listening is one of our most practiced abilities, using skills learned over decades of life. The ability to recognize spoken speech allows us to learn, to teach, to form relationships and take part in social activities. We expect listening to occur effortlessly … until it doesn’t. Because the listener has hearing loss. Or is listening to an indistinct talker. Or is in a noisy or reverberant room. Under those circumstances, communication can become a barrier.
Our goal is to find evidence-based solutions to hearing loss through hearing technology, clinical guidance, and patient education.