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The Listening Room: Phonak and Advanced Bionics partner for better hearing

28/05/2015

The Listening Room: Phonak and Advanced Bionics partner for better hearing

Free online rehabilitative website, originally developed for cochlear implant users, is now also available for hearing aid wearers.


Staefa, Switzerland (May 12, 2015) – Phonak and Advanced Bionics have partnered to offer hearing aid users a dynamic online resource with simple-to-use activities to support auditory training and rehabilitation. Originally developed for cochlear implant users, The Listening Room (thelisteningroom.com) has been further developed and is now also available for hearing aid users. Designed by certified auditory verbal therapists and speech and language pathologists, the website is free, immediately accessible and allows users to explore more than 30 lessons created specifically for all age groups.

Regular practice is important for hearing aid and cochlear implant users to develop strong listening and language skills. The Listening Room features three sections with content created specifically for the age groups; infants & toddlers, kids, and teens & adults. With its many different fun lessons, the interactive website offers dynamic exercises tailored for all levels of hearing loss.

The major benefits of thelisteningroom.com for hearing aid and cochlear implant users:

  • Practice listening with dynamic, engaging exercises tailored to their age group and hearing loss level
  • Learn to discriminate sounds and speech more easily
  • Develop strong listening and language skills
  • Track progress and rate the exercises
  • Develop music appreciation

Since learning is more successful if the lessons are interactive and fun, The Listening Room features interactive murals, fun drag and drop activities, music clips, and word recognition and phrase recognition lessons.

The Listening Room is free of charge, immediately accessible, and will be continuously enhanced by Phonak and Advanced Bionics to offer new features and lessons to support hearing aid and cochlear implant users on their journey to better hearing.

Please let your patients and children know this free resource is available to them and to register, simply visit thelisteningroom.com.

Should you require any leaflets to give out after appointments raising awareness of this support resource, please email kevin.rowan@phonak.com

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