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Nottingham researchers test 'brain training' games to improve the lives of people with hearing loss


Researchers at The University of Nottingham are involved in a new study that will test whether using online gaming techniques could help people to cope with hearing loss and adapt to hearing aids, it was announced on World Hearing Day (3 March 2018).

The NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) team, which includes clinicians, scientists, researchers and patients from the University of Nottingham; Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH); and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SFH), are about to start developing new online training packages, which use techniques taken directly from the world of brain training and computer games to improve listening and cognition for hearing aid users.

Although hearing aids substantially improve access to quiet sounds for people with hearing loss, hearing aid users often continue to face difficulties listening in background noise. Working with software developers Ounce Technology Ltd, the training 'games' will be specifically designed with patients to help those with hearing loss listen well in challenging everyday situations such as noisy environments.

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Posted on Saturday 3rd March 2018

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