What Is Aural Rehabilitation?
Aural rehabilitation is the process of helping someone effectively adjust to and manage his or her hearing loss. Methods of rehabilitation are focused on helping overcome the challenges caused by hearing loss, therefore improving the quality of day-to-day life. Adult rehabilitation strategies differ significantly from those used for children.
Adult rehabilitation may be offered in individual or group settings and generally encompasses these main points:
- Adjusting to and learning about your specific type of hearing loss
- Improving communication skills
- How to use, care for, and make the most of your hearing aids
- Exploring accessories for your hearing aids
Solutions We Offer
We offer the following solutions to help you achieve better hearing through aural rehabilitation:
- Lace (Listening and Communication Enhancement), an aural retraining program
- Real Ear Measurement, a method for making sure your hearing aids are adjusted properly for your hearing loss
- Tympanometer, a tool used to objectively test your inner ear function
Important Factors that Influence Your Success: the Four P’s
We have found working with patients over the last decade that the success of the patient’s rehabilitation also depends on their mentality towards better hearing – we have found you will be more successful as a patient if you:
- Have a positive attitude about wanting to hear better.
- Be prepared to practice using your new technology and increase your comfort level with them
- It takes time to get readjusted so have patience and don’t expect results overnight.
- Stick with the task of better hearing by being persistent, changing habits can be hard but don’t give up before you reach your hearing goals.