Aural Rehabilitation therapy is designed to help those 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 includes education on normal hearing and hearing loss, listening device technology, and speech perception. Therapy also includes strategies for communicating in different settings (e.g., on the phone, at a noisy restaurant, etc.), and compensatory strategies in a classroom (e.g., increasing volume of teachers/peers, exploring noise amplification systems, decreasing noise levels in classroom, etc.). In addition, aural rehabilitation includes auditory training, correct articulation of speech sounds, and lip reading.
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