Better hearing backed by science
Our team of researchers and academic advisors are committed to making better hearing accessible for all through credible testing, training, and support.
UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge
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Hearing is about more than just our ears
One of the first signs of hearing loss is often a difficulty to understand what is being said.
We can still hear the conversations around us but it becomes harder to apply meaning to what we hear. This is even more of a challenge in busy places when there is often lots of background noise competing for our attention.
Our brain and ears work together to make sense of what we hear
This means how well we can focus on specific information at any one time.
This is a skill that allows us to work with information without losing track of what we’re doing.
Both selective attention and working memory are linked to speech perception. By practising these skills with auditory exercises we can start to train our brains to better understand conversations in challenging listening environments.
Start training your brain to hear better
Immersive games designed to improve hearing
Our science and games teams work together to make sure eargym’s training is both effective and enjoyable.
Just like exercise for our bodies, our training games adapt to your performance for maximum impact. We personalise your training to make sure you stay in the sweet spot and continue to challenge both your hearing and cognitive skills.
Our suite of immersive training games are designed to improve different auditory processing skills like speech comprehension and the ability to locate sounds. In our games we simulate realistic listening scenarios to make sure eargym’s training has real-world application.
Thanks to UKRI Designed for Ageing and the Alzheimer's Society for helping fund our critical research
User-Led Design Panel
eargym is leading a 2-year research project as part of the UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge.
We work closely with a panel of 12 individuals who have varying experiences of hearing loss to understand more about what motivates and engages them in hearing health and well-being.
The panel contributes to all stages of our product design and development, and their feedback ensures we continue to improve the user experience, enjoyability, and impact of eargym’s training.
eargym’s impact studies are funded by UKRI and Alzheimer’s Society to assess the effectiveness of our testing and training on an individual’s hearing, cognitive health, and quality of life.
Our latest research study involves two in-person hearing and cognition assessments at the start and end of the programme, and includes 7-weeks of remote hearing training completed on a smartphone with a pair of headphones.
Preliminary results indicate a significant improvement in users’ ability to understand speech in noisy environments.
Would you like to take part in a study? Express your interest here.
Lubbens social well-being
Using the Lubbens Social Network Scale, this checks your current level of social engagement, helping to understand more about the link between hearing loss and social isolation.
This series of questions assess your degree of auditory disability in five key hearing skills: detection, localisation, discrimination, and intelligibility in silence and in noise.
Well-being check by ONS
Designed by the Office for National Statistics, this quick set of questions checks how satisfied you are with your general well-being and helps you track changes over time.
Contributing to research with in-depth checks
What our research participants have to say
“I find Busy Barista a very useful game as it means I have to really focus on my hearing. I have to concentrate and listen harder to get my hearing into better shape and strengthen my hearing skills."
Design Panel Member