What is Aural Rehabilitation?
Aural Rehabilitation therapy is designed to help patients— from infancy to adulthood—communicate with a hearing loss or cochlear implant.
Speech-language pathologists often work in conjunction with audiologists to develop the best plan of care for these patients.
Therapy typically targets:
- Education on normal hearing and hearing loss, listening device technology, and speech perception
- Compensatory strategies in different settings or situations (i.e. classroom, on the phone, at a noisy restaurant, etc.) to facilitate hearing & communication (i.e., increasing volume of teachers/peers, exploring noise amplification systems, decreasing noise levels in classroom, etc.)
- Auditory training & lip reading
- Articulation of speech sounds