Often times, when speaking with patients and their families, an audiologist hears that “hearing and listening are very different.” This is quite true!
Hearing aids improve hearing, but effective communication is more than that; it involves the brain and listening. Just like you may go to physical rehabilitation after a musculoskeletal injury, aural rehabilitation can help strengthen your listening muscles after a change in hearing!
We believe that a comprehensive hearing treatment plan should include more than hearing aids, which is why Albany ENT & Allergy Services now offers Amptify DTx to our patients. In addition, we’re taking 50% off the subscription price for October to celebrate Audiology Awareness Month!
What is Amptify?
Amptify was founded in 2015 by Nancy Tye-Murray and her world-renowned aural rehabilitation research team at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. It’s a fun, evidence-based online aural rehabilitation program. that has been shown to improve your ability to discriminate speech, reduce effort during listening and increase your listening confidence—all these benefits by playing just 10-20 minutes a day.
Why Use Amptify DTx?
Your hearing aids have been fully customized for your unique hearing loss by your audiologist. While hearing aids help your hearing, Amptify DTx helps to strengthen the skills needed for effective listening. Hearing loss weakens many listening skills. These crucial skills include auditory memory, discrimination and processing speed. The good news is that you can develop and strengthen these skills simply by engaging in Amptify DTx’s clinically validated rehabilitation solutions.
What Can I Expect from Amptify DTx?
Amptify DTx includes motivational quizzes, a managed peer-to-peer environment for participants, interactive programs and science-backed video games to help with listening and cognitive skills, in addition to guidance from dedicated hearing health care coaches. Amptify DTx is an app-based program for iOS® (Apple) and Android and is available via your web browser. Just 10–15 minutes a day is all you need to start strengthening your listening skills!
Designed to Complement Your Care from AENT Holistically
Through unlimited virtual hearing health counseling, guidance and auditory training, Amptify DTx extends your hearing health care beyond the walls of AENT.
For more information on enrollment or to schedule an appointment, call the AENT audiology department at (518) 701-2087 today!