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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