As a new cochlear implant user, you might not be familiar or comfortable with the new aids, sounds and settings for the first time and that is normal. With aural rehabilitation, patients will learn how to listen and understand the new sounds emitted from your new cochlear implants.
What is Aural Rehabilitation?
Aural Rehabilitation is the set of practices to optimize the patient’s ability to participate in daily activities and routines that are affected by hearing loss, with their new cochlear implants. Patients who are struggling with their new electronic aids after surgery, can undergo training that involves hearing tests, proper usage of their new aids, and speech tests. Simply said, aural rehabilitation trains new adapters of cochlear implants so they can efficiently communicate and learn how to adjust to their new lifestyle.
Benefits of Aural Rehabilitation:
1. Speech clarity
With your new cochlear implants and hearing, it is exciting and good to hear your own voice and speech sounds in general. You can efficiently navigate with your own voice instead of relying on other devices or people to assist you. Our hearing professionals can let patients hear their own voices and take speech exercises whenever possible. This includes simple pronunciations that will progress into short chats that can have a positive impact on their speaking abilities with other people.
Aural rehabilitation uses an effective method to boost the patient’s confidence since this rehabilitation is done in a 1-to-1 setting with a hearing care professional with a wide range of available resources that can educate you with more knowledge on their newfound hearing.
3. Avoid communication barriers
During the aural rehabilitation sessions, you are being trained to listen, speak and understand so you can easily interact and engage with other people around you, especially in different environments.
4. Use of cochlear implant
You are being taught how to understand basic device functionalities of your cochlear implants so that you can maximize your hearing and listening abilities. Our professional hearing specialists will ensure that you are familiar with the aid and are making progress with the aid session after session.
With more than 4 decades of global and regional experience in the assessment of hearing, consultations, and treatments, we aim to be a safe space for both new and active users of cochlear implants. If you are new to aural rehabilitation and want to find out more about it, get in touch with us today.