A recent study indicates that even adults with hearing aids can better perceive and understand speech in noise if they are involved in an auditory training program after fitting with hearing aids. Once the brain has lost some of its ability to understand in noisy environments, it needs some training to improve. Hearing aids help but don’t do the full job. They have to get some rehabilitation in addition. This doesn’t mean that you can go back to what it used to be…..like normal function….but that the training helps significantly in aiding the brain’s ability to understand in these more difficult listening environments.