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When you schedule your initial hearing assessment with our Worcester hearing doctor, you are embarking on a journey that can improve much more than your hearing.
Our working memory serves like a mental blackboard that temporarily – and simultaneously – stores and processes the information we need for a range of complex cognitive tasks. When we participate in conversations, our brain continually makes a connection between our working memory and long term memory to find meaning in speech.
If we can’t figure out what was said, we hold the information we heard in working memory, erase our mental blackboard, and try again. However, if our cognitive abilities decline or we don’t maintain enough working memory, understanding is lost.
In order to help you adapt to your restored hearing ability, we enroll our patients in an ongoing auditory rehabilitation and education series as part of your hearing loss treatment. This program, approved by Dr. Darrow, should be included with any hearing loss treatment plan prescribed throughout Massachusetts.
Brain fitness training is crucial for the well being of the “grey matter” in our heads. The expression “use it or lose it” is appropriate in this particular instance. When embarking on any new task, there is always a period of time where someone may feel inadequate. This is because with each new task, we must redevelop the neuro-pathways we may never have used, or simply haven’t used in years.
Alongside Harvard University, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and Yale research programs, the audiology team at Hearing & Balance Centers of New England is dedicated to assisting our aging senior population in Massachusetts. Using multiple brain fitness training programs, we stimulate the brain through audio AND visual methods.
Brain fitness training is one of the most thrilling developments in current medical science. With a simple commitment to playing games on your home computer or tablet for 12-15 minutes a day, 5 days a week, this free eight-week program is designed to help you listen and hear more clearly, sharpen your memory, strengthen your visual acuity, develop a sharper reaction time, and feel more confident.
To learn more about NeuroTechnology™ hearing aids and the value of brain fitness training in conjunction with hearing rehabilitation, call 508.753.8155!
Come experience Hearing & Balance Centers of New England! You will see that our Worcester hearing doctor offers award-winning hearing care with hearing aids in Worcester, Sturbridge, Leominster, Milford, Shrewsbury, Holden, Paxton, Sterling, Auburn, and Leicester, MA. Schedule your complimentary hearing assessment and treatment consultation today.