Hearing Loss with Sound Intolerance

What you hear affects what you see and feel.

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Cheri helps all ages strengthen their hearing system resulting in an easier transition into hearing aids or use of the Roger Focus Amplification System.


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 Aids Maintain One’s Quality of Life

Yes, hearing aids are expensive.

However, your ability to live independently, to work, and enjoy relationships depends on a strong hearing system that allows you to:

  • Listen and remember
  • Experience tolerance to sounds
  • Lower risk of falling, have balance
  • Experience fixed depth perception keeping vision clear and single while:
    • Walking, driving, and looking from one place to another

Researchers at John Hopkins found that adults with untreated hearing loss are at an increased risk of  falling, feeling depressed and isolated even when amongst people, and cognitive memory difficulties.

Are you having to work too hard to listen, comprehend group conversations?

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Improve Emotional Health

Researchers found that preschoolers, children, and teens with mild, moderate, and severe levels of hearing loss, not deafness, have an increased risk of developing emotional distress and behavioral difficulties. Parents also experienced higher levels of stress.

Children feel misunderstood and isolated at home and away from home. 

  • Anger, frustration
  • Communication difficulties
  • Feelings of isolation, choice to isolate
  • Depression, hopeless
  • Listening difficulties resulting in poor job and academic performance
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Berard Auditory Integration Training

strengthens your hearing system

improving your sound tolerance.

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Researchers found that pushing sound stimulation to the brain with hearing aids slowed the decline of memory difficulties by almost 50 percent.

Hearing aids, when properly fit and consistently worn, maintain stimulation to your brain needed for:

  • Short-term memory
  • Enjoying conversations in all environments
  • Sound tolerance
  • Expressive speech, word retrieval
  • Instinctive, fixed depth perception needed for balance
  • Emotional health

It is never too late to strengthen your hearing system with auditory training and successfully transition into wearing hearing aids.

Hearing aids improve sound tolerance

Untreated Hearing Loss Contributes to Sound Intolerance 

Are you avoiding hearing aids despite difficulties hearing and remembering conversations?

If so, call Cheri to receive help strengthening your hearing system helping you adjust to wearing hearing aids.

 Today, hearing aids are more like sound adjustors. They automatically dampen background sounds helping you hear.

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How Does Hearing Loss Affect Behavior?

As I worked with young and older people, I began to realize there are numerous, similar effects of hearing loss upon behaviors for all ages. For example, hearing loss can affect your ability to look in the right direction in response to a sound. If a child fails to look, many call it an attention deficit. If an adult fails to look, we assume they are ignoring us. Meanwhile, if an older adult fails to look, most of us think they simply failed to hear.

5 Surprising Reasons Hearing Loss Begins

Hearing loss is not deafness. Hearing loss occurs on a spectrum: mild, moderate, severe, and every decibel in between which is why you may be surprised to learn about 5 reasons why hearing loss can begin.

Listening Habits Affect the Safety of Earbud and Headphone Usage

Most of us assume that what is sold must be safe. Surely the volume on my listening device is safe with and without headphones. However, researchers found that volume is just part of the issue. Have you ever asked yourself, “What safety precautions should I take when I use headphones and earbuds?” Why do I ask?

Unknown Hearing Loss

Year after year, I saw my son gradually fall behind in reading comprehension. He never liked to read even though he passed his phonetics reading program and successfully decoded words, read sentences, and then whole paragraphs. After each annual achievement test, I saw his reading comprehension scores fall further and further behind.

Auditory Development and Its Ability to Change Within the Brain

Auditory development occurs throughout your life before, during, and after birth influenced by what is heard at all stages of life.

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FDA Statement On AIT

"Auditory Integration Training remediateds 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."