Children with hearing-devices, who need to listen in noisy classrooms, were seen to benefit from a three week, intensive active-listening programme to train their brains to filter out background noise as they learned in class.
Persistent background noise in classrooms means hearing-device wearers can miss entire chunks of detail, when listening to a teacher or classmates.
The report shows “new hearing and listening strategies have been developed to detect speech despite noise”, says author, Jessica Sullivan. * published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Jan. 2013).
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