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LACE® (Listening and Communication Enhancement) is an online auditory training program designed to help patients improve listening stamina and sustain attention in challenging listening situations. 

LACE® Auditory Training programs, conceived by leading audiologists at the University of California at San Francisco and implemented by Silicon Valley software veterans, retrain the brain to comprehend speech up to 40% better in difficult listening situations such as:

  • Noisy restaurants
  • Rapid speakers
  • Competing speakers

Just as physical therapy can help rebuild muscles and adjust movements to compensate for physical weakness or injury, LACE® can help patients develop skills and learn strategies for dealing with situations when hearing is inadequate.

LACE® focuses on improving processing speed, working memory and ability to understand speech in noise. As processing speed improves, your understanding improves. When you stop to fill in the gaps created by hearing loss, your ability to catch up in the conversation gets better with improved processing speed. The work on processing speed improves working memory too. And LACE® also directly targets working memory with auditory memory exercises. This two pronged approach to improving working memory is important. Research shows that people with a greater working memory capacity are able to understand more when they’re in background noise. To learn more, check out the following video.

LACE® Auditory Training: A Key To Hearing Better in Noise

LACE® Online

LACE® Online (LOL) is a browser-based web app that enables low-cost LACE® aural rehabilitation training from any device with an internet connection. With LOL, there is nothing to download or install. The LOL app can be easily accessed through any modern web browser at

LOL training can be started on one device and easily completed on another. So you can train at home or on the go and remain completely synchronized across all devices.

Training Modules


According to the American Academy of Audiology, LACE’S® Speech-in-Noise Training Works! Read more.


This module helps train you to understand fast talkers better.


This module trains you to understand the voice you want to hear when there are competing speakers.


This module helps train your brain to fill in the blanks.

Other Features


The QuickSIN is a speech-in-noise test that quickly and easily measures your ability to hear in noise.


LACE® works with you and adapts to your answers so it will never be too easy or too hard.


Hearing Professionals have a private and secure area to view patient training data.


You can access LACE® training from any modern web browser with an internet connection – on Apple and Windows computers, as well as iOS and Android devices.

Give LACE® a try today!

If you find that your listening and communication skills have diminished over time, give LACE® a try today. LACE® will help you get the most out of the sounds of life!

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