Treatment for hearing loss should not end with obtaining hearing aids.
While Fauquier Hearing Services provides state-of-the-art hearing technologies for hearing loss and tinnitus (e.g. ringing or hissing in the ears), we recommend (and include in our treatment plans) exercises to retrain the brain to listen and to get the most out of sounds that we hear.
Our treatment plans now include cognitive therapy training sessions using the patented brain fitness software from Posit Science called BrainHQ. This program “helps people be at their best throughout their lives by providing brain-training exercises that are clinically proven to improve cognitive performance.” Yes — our brains can be trained for improved performance in many ways!
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has officially recognized BrainHQ as a brain fitness software. Posit Science has been officially granted about a hundred patents in this relatively new area of science to retrain the brain in a variety of areas — including hearing!
Have you ever had trouble hearing someone in a crowded forum, like a restaurant or stadium? Who hasn’t, right? But people who have hearing loss tend to have even greater difficulty because part of the brain may not be functioning up to speed. That’s right — when hearing loss is present, cognitive response is affected.
The Posit Science approach challenges and improves auditory memory, auditory processing speed, and auditory processing ability in noise. Several game formats are offered that become harder you as you improve or easier if you struggle. This way your brain is always challenged in a fashion that creates gradual change/improvement. All of these skills are needed to keep up with the fast-paced world of conversation in challenging listening environments.
At Fauquier Hearing Services, we do not simply fit hearing technology for our patients and let them go off on their own. Our treatment plans include up to three-year warranties (expandable to an optional five years), three (to five) years of batteries, quarterly clean and checks, annual hearing tests, and recalibrations of the hearing instruments. Of course, also included is the BrainHQ extended licensed program for auditory training. Plus, we have accessories to allow crystal-clear hearing of TV and phone audio, and they are included as necessary. Our goal is your goal — best hearing for life.
If you, a loved one, friend, colleague, or someone else you know needs help with hearing issues, Fauquier Hearing Services of Warrenton, Virginia, is the place to go for top-notch hearing health care. We are accepting new patients NOW. We also offer tinnitus treatment and therapies, too! As the only providers in the area certified by the Tinnitus Practitioners Association for advanced tinnitus care, we have a list of success stories that we want to lengthen!
So give us a call at 540-724-0086 to schedule an appointment today! We hope to hear from you soon so we can help you hear your best!