Audiologic (Hearing) Rehabilitation

Posted on May 3, 2011. Filed under: 1, hearing education, hearing educatoin, hearing health | Tags: , , , , |

Being diagnosed with hearing loss can be devastating. This is why it is important to know the many different resources available that will help you lead a better quality of life.

Persons can undergo Audiologic (Hearing) rehabilitation. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) explains how this is “the process of providing training and treatment to improve hearing for those who are hearing impaired.”

Individuals undergoing this treatment can do so in a small group, individually or a combination of both. A variety of topics are discussed during the rehabilitation, these include:

Nature of the hearing loss. An audiologist sits down with the person and their family to discuss how hearing loss occurs. ASHA states how a better understanding of this condition will help you to know:

  • Why it seems that people are mumbling.
  • Why you “hear” but cannot “understand.”
  • Why you have trouble with female voices.
  • Other doubts that may have been troubling you for so long.

Family’s understanding of hearing loss. The audiologist will help your family understand how your hearing loss affects you. ASHA states how “sometimes, the audiologist will play a recording that simulates your hearing loss so that your family can understand better what you are experiencing.”

The hearing aid. During the rehabilitation, your hearing aid will be explained. You will learn how it works and how it will improve your hearing and your quality of life.

For more information on hearing health issues, contact your local New Generation Miami Hearing Center.

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