Aural Rehabilitation

Aural Rehabilitation

Aural rehabilitation or “Aural rehab,” is the process of diagnosing and describing a hearing loss, followed by the implementation of different individualized therapies. We use aural rehab in our practice as an important component in the overall care of our patients. We see our patients as more than a set of ears, and the goal of aural rehab therapies is to assist individuals with hearing loss in compensating for the problems that it causes. We hope you entrust your hearing healthcare in our practice – one that views you as a completely unique individual.

We have a step-by-step process designed to help you understand your hearing, learn how your hearing instruments work, realize strategies for listening in different situations, and practice rehabbing your auditory processing system.

The Hearing Wellness Journey isn’t so much a training program as it is an implementation program.

This aural rehab program can even work with any current hearing aids you are using (as long as they are set at levels that your audiologist has deemed are optimal for you and your level of hearing loss).

Yes, you’ll learn strategies behind everything you do, but more importantly, you’ll have an easy step-by-step plan that allows your brain to adapt, challenge your current listening capabilities, and ensure you have the best outcome possible for your type and degree of hearing loss.

Hearing aid orientation: The process of providing education and therapies to persons (individual or group) and their families about the use and expectations of wearing hearing aids to improve communication.

Listening strategies: The process of teaching someone who has a hearing loss different strategies to improve their ability to communicate when listening with or without amplification.

Speech reading: The process of using, teaching, or understanding communication using visual cues observed from the speaker’s mouth, facial expressions, and hand movements.

Auditory Training: The process of teaching an individual with a hearing loss the ability to recognize speech sounds, patterns, words, phrases, or sentences via audition.

Unisensory: Therapy philosophy that centers on extreme development of a single sense for improving communication.

Assessment of impact of hearing loss

Assessment for the use of hearing aids and or assistive listening devices

Assessment of listening strategies and speech reading skills

Developing a treatment program including the family

Delivery of the treatment program

Outcome measures

5 Keys Communication Program As a patient of our clinic, your hearing is our primary concern. Effective communication skills are crucial to improving your quality of life. We are happy to offer an excellent program called 5 Keys Communication. It is designed to help you overcome the frustrations associated with hearing loss, and has produced positive results for thousands of people.

5 Keys Communication is an aural rehabilitation program for people with hearing loss and their communication partners. It teaches comprehensive communication strategies using methods that are easy to understand and incorporate into your daily life.

You will learn the 5 Keys to Communication Success:

There are three parts to this program:

1. An educational handbook provides you with information tips and strategies

2. Worksheets focus on activities to help you apply what you have learned

3. Weekly follow-up emails help reinforce the skills you have developed and ensure you remain actively engaged in the aural rehab process

Patients who have participated in the 5 Keys Communication program continually sing its praises. We’re thrilled to help you enjoy the benefits of the program yourself!

“This book is outstanding. I wish I had received a copy from my audiologist when I got my first pair of hearing aids eight years ago. It would have made such a difference as I adapted to life with hearing aids.” -Sarah, Speak Up Librarian blogger

5 Keys Communication is a critically acclaimed program designed to educate and empower people affected by hearing loss.

To get started with the 5 Keys Program, contact our office today!

Hearing aids and/or assistive listening device evaluation and orientation

Providing therapy to increase listening strategies and speech reading

Counseling to ease the adjustment to hearing aids and/or assistive listening  devices and to the possible psychological, emotional, and occupational impacts of  hearing loss