What Is Aural Rehabilitation?
Aural rehabilitation is the process of helping someone effectively adjust to and manage his or her hearing loss. Methods of rehabilitation are focused on helping overcome the challenges caused by hearing loss, therefore improving the quality of day-to-day life. Home-use CDs or online auditory training exercises can help improve listening skills for four types of communication difficulties:
- Speech-in-Noise: helps you learn how to pick out a voice in a noisy environment
- Rapid Speech: helps you develop skills to process fast speakers
- Competing Speaker: helps you learn how to focus on one voice at a time.
- Working Memory: helps you remember the words the person talking has said and predict what may come next
These training exercises can help to improve your ability to understand words and improve the results you achieve with your hearing aids.