- We don’t really hear in our ears; we hear in our brain. Hearing aids can help a person detect softer sounds, but they don’t necessarily provide good listening skills.
- Even people with normal hearing can be poor listeners. Good listening skills are one of the essential components in effective communication.
- Other components include rapid thought processing, auditory memory, use of language skills, and interactive strategies. Additionally, the confidence that what you thought you heard was what was actually spoken is vital.
- These abilities can be damaged both by hearing loss and by the natural aging process. Aural rehabilitation exercises are designed to enhance communication and improve listening skills.
How Does Aural Rehabilitation Work?
Hearing Professionals provides at home training, designed specifically for patients who are wearing our hearing aids. Aural Rehabilitation, through Hearing Professionals, is a home-based, self-paced auditory training program that is compatible with Windows and Mac. Aural Rehabilitation is a place to get instant, individualized access to information about your hearing aids – and tips to help ensure long-lasting listening performance and comfort. Private, convenient and personalized just for you, this program is your single stop for rehabilitation exercises, operation manuals, use & care videos and more.
The in-office training will be divided into three sections including Communication Strategies, At Home Training and Questions & Answers.
Data from published studies have shown that aural rehabilitation programs can improve an individual’s performance with hearing aids, most notably for older adults. Additionally, support from a loved one and motivation on the part of the participant can positively affect the outcomes of aural rehabilitation training programs.
If you are interested in finding out more information, you can discuss your options with our audiologist or hearing instrument specialists.