Listening Effort – Explained.
Listening effort means how much effort someone puts in in order to be able to hear clearly. Imagine listening in a very quiet place with one clear speaker, the listening effort is low. Now, imagine listening in a noisy place like a restaurant and the speaker you want to hear is sitting 2 seats away. You have to put in a lot more effort to be able to understand what the speaker is saying. Someone with a hearing loss has to listen hard all day long and this can be very tiring. The newest hearing aids on the market have a range of features aimed at reducing listening effort and making it easier to hear, understand and participate in conversations. Oticon hearing aids feature BrainHearing technology which reduces listening effort and enhances speech understanding. Contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss which hearing aids are the best for you.
If you or someone you know needs hearing aids, we can help. MAC audiologists are experts in hearing and hearing aids. We assist people with hearing loss obtain optimal outcomes with their hearing aids.