Hearing Loss Improved With AIT

Research shows that preschoolers, children, and teens with hearing loss have an increased risk of developing emotional and behavioral difficulties. Likewise, researchers at John Hopkins found that adults who develop hearing loss also experience emotional and social difficulties.

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Cheri Moore has been helping children and adults improve the brain’s ability to respond to intervention while minimizing negative behavioral responses.

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It is an honor to work with Cheri Moore on her journey with auditory integration therapy.  She has shown a consistent desire to go above and beyond in every aspect of her practice and training.  Cheri’s quest for greater understanding and her thirst for knowledge are demonstrated daily.  It is a pleasure to work with a professional who is so eager to learn and apply new information to help her clients reach their best possible outcomes.

Kathy J Harvey-Jones, MsEd, Audiology, BC-HIS

Hearing Loss Affects More Than Your Hearing

Motor Skills

  • SPEECH — Lip, tongue, and cheek movement
  • BALANCE & MOTOR PLANNING comes from the inner ear’s vestibular system coordinating head, neck, and eye movements needed for depth perception.  

A study completed by Frank Lin at John Hopkins’ Univ. School of Medicine in 2012, found that participants with a mild 25 dB hearing loss were three times more likely to have fallen in the past.  The risk of falling increased almost one and a half times for every ten decibel increase in hearing loss.

Emotional Health

Research shows that preschoolers, children, and teens with hearing loss have an increased risk of developing emotional and behavioral difficulties. Likewise, researchers at John Hopkins found that adults who develop hearing loss also experience emotional and social difficulties.

  • Anger / frustration
  • Communication difficulties
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Depression
  • Listening difficulties resulting in poor job/academic performance

Cognitive Skills

John Hopkins completed a study showing that participants with hearing loss suffered from dementia at a higher rate when compared to participants without hearing loss.

The risk of developing dementia:

  • Two times more likely when participants had mild hearing loss
  • Three times more likely when participants had moderate hearing loss
  • Five times more likely when participants had severe hearing loss.

Hearing Aids Maintain One’s Quality of Life

Yes, hearing aids are expensive.  It is worth the cost and more important than your car.  Hearing aids, when properly fit and consistently worn, maintain stimulation to your brain needed for:

  • Short-term memory
  • Enjoying conversations in all environments
  • Integrating sounds with sights promoting motor planning
  • Maintaining speech fluency, word retrieval  

Researchers found that pushing sound stimulation with hearing aids to the brain slowed the decline of memory difficulties by 75 percent.

References

  • Blau, V., Atteveldt, N., Ekkebus, M., Goebel, R., Blomert, L. (2009).  Reduced neural integration of letters and speech sounds links phonological and reading deficits in adult dyslexia.  Current Biology, 19, 503-508.
  • Stephanie C. P. M. Theunissen; Carolien Rieffe ; Maartje Kouwenberg; Leo J. I. De Raeve; Wim Soede; Jeroen J. Briaire; Johan H. M. Frijns (2014). Behavioral problems in school-aged hearing-impaired children: the influence of sociodemographic, linguistic, and medical factors. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2014) 23:187–196; DOI 10.1007/s00787-013-0444-4.

Cheri Moore's Findings Resulted in Improved Responses to AIT and Vision Therapy

Cheri Moore's desire to improve clients' emotional response during auditory integration training resulted in the discovery of a high rate of co-existing visual processing difficulties with sound intolerance, with or without a hearing loss.  After some clients experienced increased visual processing difficulties during AIT, like chronic double vision, Cheri Moore collaborated with optometrists specializing in vision therapy to track client's progress.  Auditory-visual protocols have resulted in improved responses to auditory integration training and vision therapy.

FDA Statement On AIT

"Auditory Integration Training remediates impairments in auditory discrimination (sound sensitivity and auditory distortion) associated with Autism, Learning Disabilities, and related disorders - ADD, ADHD, CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Deficits), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), Dyslexia."

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