LACE – Listening And Communication Enhancement

Conceived by leading audiologists at the University of California at San Francisco and implemented by silicon valley software veterans, LACE Auditory Training retrains 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 you develop skills and learn strategies for dealing with situations when hearing is inadequate.

While hearing aids and devices can help to detect sounds, they don’t affect other important factors in the brain’s ability to understand — listening, communication and comprehension. Enhanced listening skills lead to better comprehension and communication and vice versa.

LACE Auditory Training

LACE Auditory Training is a browser-based web application that enables low-cost auditory training from any device with an internet connection. With LACE there is nothing to download or install. The website can be easily accessed at

LACE Auditory 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.

LACE Online

Speech-in-Noise Training Works!

Read the story from the American Academy of Audiology where they report “…LACE training generalizes to standardized clinically utilized measures of speech-in-noise perception—a critical factor if (auditory) training is to have an impact on real-world listening.”

American Academy of Audiology

LACE Training Modules

  • Speech-in-Noise

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

  • Rapid Speech

    This module helps train you to better understand fast talkers.

  • Competing Speaker

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

  • Word Memory

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

Other LACE Features

  • Industry Standard QuickSIN™ Speech-in-Noise Test

    The QuickSIN™ Speech-in-Noise Test quickly and easily measures your ability to hear in noise.

  • Adaptive Real-Time Training

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

  • Professional Reporting

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

  • Access Training Anytime, Anywhere

    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.

I have had many opportunities to practice what I’ve learned, so the training was very realistic

It taught me I could concentrate and follow one voice, and get better at it

I pay closer attention to the person speaking in social situations

LACE “gives you skills and shows you how to get better hearing and listening skills”