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What is aural rehabilitation?

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Aural rehabilitation, also called audiologic rehabilitation, teaches people to adjust to hearing loss, learn how to use hearing aids and other helpful devices, manage conversations, and improve their communication. Services can be one-on-one or in small groups or classes. You may want to think about enrolling in a class with your loved one.

From: How to Support Better Hearing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living with Hearing Loss."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Communicating with People with Hearing Loss."

Cleveland Clinic: "Tips to Improve Communication when Talking with Someone with Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Adult Aural/Audiologic Rehabilitation.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 01, 2019

SOURCES:

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living with Hearing Loss."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Communicating with People with Hearing Loss."

Cleveland Clinic: "Tips to Improve Communication when Talking with Someone with Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Adult Aural/Audiologic Rehabilitation.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 01, 2019

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