I am wondering if it is possible to practice word recognition and if doing so would help in the real world at all?
I’ve had significant hearing loss since I was born and am now 51. A recent speech recognition score was significantly lower than it was four years ago. The dispenser said my brain is forgetting how to process words (she used nicer language than that) which impacts how much assistance I can receive from hearing aids. I live on hearing aids and it distresses me that they may not be much help, say when I hit 60.
Can I ever train my brain to discriminate land from lamb, pry from pie, some from sun, etc?? I thought that perhaps five or ten minutes a day, listening to random words from my computer might jumpstart some brain cells that are apparently not getting much practice. Is there such a program out there?
HAs: Resound Forzas, replacing before the end of the year (probably with Phonak B-R).
Hz 250 500 750 1k 2k 3k 4k 5k 8k
L 60 55 65 75 90 80 80 70 65
R 65 65 65 70 80 75 75 65 60
L SRT: 70dB WRS: 76% / 95 dB
R SRT: 75dB WRS: 52% / 95 dB