Individuals with hearing loss tend to have increased difficulty understanding speech in noise and as a result experience communication breakdowns. Tasks like the ones in this game have been shown to help improve listening ability in noise. When people have improved listening in noise they don't have to work as hard to hear and can relax and participate in conversations without straining, even in loud or busy environments.
Hear Coach is a suite of listening games developed by Starkey Hearing Technologies; it features games that challenge both your cognitive and auditory sharpness.
Hear Coach allows you to track your progress over time and unlock more difficult levels as your performance improves. A different background noise stimulus within each of the levels provides you with varying degrees of difficulty to help you train your auditory system in different environments. This app is designed to help people who think they might have a hearing loss, people who have new hearing aids, and even experienced hearing aid users who want to get the most out of their listening.
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Resolved an issue with iOS 10 and certain devices.
Ratings and Reviews
One problem is with the pace of the exercises within each level of Word Target. While you are looking at the screen to see your score, the next exercise is already in progress, which causes the user to be distracted by simultaneous audio and video, making the speech discrimination significantly more difficult.
Finally, although it's fun and interesting way to demonstrate and calibrate hearing in noise, there aren't enough exercises to really get any practice. You'd need a much larger number of exercises in the app to put it to good use to improve your skill level.
Fun and Useful App
I’ve had almost no sound issues. Thereason I’m giving it 4 stars is that the volume of the test voice is somewhat higher than the game voice. I’m trying it without hearing aids right now, and as soon as I get them, I’m going to try it again and compare. I’m curious to see what I find out. Thanks for the fun app. :-)
Sound doesn’t work
I loved this app and would always recommend it to patients for auditory training however the volume has not been working and without that feature the app is useless. Please fix the volume control.
- Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
- 126.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian
- Age Rating
- © 2016 Starkey Laboratories, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.