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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.
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
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
With our state-of-the-art, HIPAA compliant video-conferencing system, we are able to bring our services to you, right in the comfort of your own home. All you will need is a desktop computer, laptop computer, or smart phone. We are able to provide an array of different services. For more details (914) 588-8088
The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has generated understandable concerns in our community. Please be assured that the health, safety, and well-being of our patients, staff members, and their families is our top priority.
We are open and closely monitoring the evolving situation. We have taken additional precautions in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help minimize the spread of this virus, including:
We ask that any patients who feel ill please stay home and monitor their health. If you need to reschedule an appointment, please call us at (914) 588-8088.
As always, thank you for allowing us to assist with your communication needs.
Dr. Nancy L. Datino