Getting quality hearing aids is just the first step to improving your hearing. You then need to acclimate to hearing certain sounds again. Most hearing losses develop gradually over a long period of time. So it makes sense that it will take your brain some time to acclimate to new levels of sounds and learn how to take advantage of important speech cues.
Patients also need to regain their confidence in the world of sound.Aural rehabilitation can help you to do this. This process can be customized for your specific listening needs. It can involve one-on-one or web-based training, helpful communication strategies and of course the involvement of you and your loved ones. At Sophisticated Hearing, we provide aural rehabilitation solutions for individuals with various hearing needs.
Understanding Aural Rehabilitation
Aural rehabilitation is a technical term often used to describe the ongoing education and counselling process that’s needed for individuals to learn how to master their hearing devices. It is a process that goes well beyond the initial hearing aid fitting. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association breaks down this form of rehabilitation into the following components:
Utilizing visual clues
Using assistive listening aids
Acquiring a fresh set of listening skills
Your hearing device
Your family members’ understanding of your hearing loss
The type of hearing loss you have been diagnosed with
What Sophisticated Hearing Offers for Aural Rehabilitation
Adults often go through aural rehab to regain the skill of hearing at an appropriate level. Aural rehab is not just learning how to use your hearing aids but also how to make the most of every listening situation, especially when in background noise. When we treat adults for aural rehabilitation needs, we can:
Teach patients how to improve their communication skills
Teach lip reading and speech reading skills
Teach visual cues that involve body language and facial expressions
Provide guidance on assistive listening device usage
Train the brain to ignore distracting information and focus on the person you want to hear
Provide digital device orientation
Why Do You Need Aural Rehabilitation?
Aural rehabilitation needs to take place to ensure a smooth transition process, especially when you are still getting used to wearing your new hearing devices. Dr. Olson will serve as a useful resource in your journey toward improved hearing.
Why Should You Choose Sophisticated Hearing for Your Aural Rehabilitation Needs?
At Sophisticated Hearing, we continually strive to provide affordable aural rehabilitation services. We understand that no two clients share the same needs or suffer from the same hearing conditions. That’s why we provide personalized patient care that adapts to your unique lifestyle. Dr. Ann Marie Olson can work with your primary healthcare provider and family members to help you learn and apply new listening skills to everyday life.
Whether you are suffering from unilateral or bilateral hearing loss, we can help!Many of our patients experienced challenges similar to yours and have benefited from aural rehabilitation. What makes Sophisticated Hearing unique is that we provide the personal and audiological support you need.
If you think now is the right time to kick-start your aural rehabilitation journey,don’t hesitate to schedule a hearing consultation with us. Call (201) 445-2455 or email us at email@example.com now.