The above video clip is a good explanation for a auditory training program call LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement). This program is intended to improve listening skills by doing auditory training for 20 sessions. It can be done on your home PC or DVD player. Please take a moment to watch the video.
On a personal note: This program has challenged me. I have been doing the sessions myself as I am severely hard of hearing and could use the help. I like that it is challenging because I understand that change cannot occur without pushing myself beyond my comfort zone and forcing new neural pathways to form or strengthen. Listening is a skill that has to be sharpened and I am actively working to improve on this skill as I know that hearing aids alone cannot do this for me.
This blog posted by Suzanne Yoder, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology and owner of HearWell Center. Please visit our website for more information http://www.hearwellcenter.com/