Adult Auditory Rehabilitation
Why would I need this therapy?
Adults who have communicated successfully with speech and language, who then lose their hearing or they are unable to hear as clearly due to a variety of reasons, are elegible for auditory rehabilitation.
Facts from the Hearing Health Foundation state the following:
- Almost 50 million American have hearing loss in at least one ear.
- Nearly 60% of veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan experience hearing loss and tinnitus.
- Depression and isolation are common among people with hearing loss.
When a member of a family has hearing loss, it affects everyone around them. Lindsay can help you find strategies that will improve your quality of life. There may be technology that will help you hear the people around you more clearly at home, in restaurants, and at work.
What is Auditory Rehabilitation?
If a person is born with normal hearing levels, they will most likely develop speech and language in order to communicate. If a person loses their hearing or they cannot hear as well, they should seek an audiological evaluation. After the audiologist determines the level of hearing loss and the appropriate technology to help you hear more clearly, you are ready to start living life normally again. However, there may be strategies that you need to learn in order to use your hearing aid or cochlear implant successfully. You may still have trouble communicating at a restaurant or in noisy places. You may not be able to hear the TV, the doorbell, or the telephone. When people speak to you, you might have trouble understanding what they are saying, even if it is quiet! Lindsay can help you improve your skills in order to communicate more easily with the people around you.
Here are some of the areas you may need to work on if you have a hearing loss:
- Communication Strategies
- Repair strategies
- Discrimination between similar sound words
- Telephone/Listening Skills
- Speech Therapy