I’m wondering which approach is most helpful. It was recommended by a friend who is an audiologist that I might want to try the Lace program. Or lip-reading classes. I’ve read on this forum that some people recommend listening to audiobooks. Though my audiogram shows mild-moderate loss, I had a real problem with understanding students in my classroom especially when there are lively discussions in groups. My Cala8s have helped a lot(!) with that, but given family history, my hearing will likely get worse. So, I’m going to do what I can to keep things as good as possible.
I’m inclined to think that getting some lip-reading training would be the most helpful thing to learn at this point. I have enjoyed audiobooks for a long time and just paired my hearing aids with my iPad, so will be listening to more of them. And then there is the LACE program. I’m inclined to wait on that and seeing how the lip-reading goes. For one thing, there are still students I can’t hear (though other instructors usually have this problem, to some extent, too) and this would help the most. It would also help in restaurants and other social settings.
But if the LACE program would help the most, I’m willing to do that. It does not sound as interesting as audiobooks or lip-reading, though. They always say the best form of exercise is the one you enjoy, because you stick with it better.
Any input on these three or other ways to help with word recognition/understanding is welcome.