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Aural Rehabilitation. Definition Hearing Aids Assistive Listening & Alerting Devices Speech Reading and Auditory Training Cochlear Implants (see separate ppt presentation). Definition. The training of a person with a hearing loss to communicate more effectively.

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aural rehabilitation
Aural Rehabilitation
  • Definition
  • Hearing Aids
  • Assistive Listening & Alerting Devices
  • Speech Reading and Auditory Training
  • Cochlear Implants (see separate ppt presentation)
definition
Definition
  • The training of a person with a hearing loss to communicate more effectively.
  • This may include the use of amplification, auditory training, speech reading situational training, Etc.
hearing aids
Hearing Aids
  • Hearing aids by style
  • Hearing aids by type
  • Hearing aids in educational settings
styles of hearing aids
Styles of Hearing Aids
  • Behind the ear (BTE)
  • In the ear (ITE)
  • In the canal (ITC)
  • Completely in the canal (CIC)
styles of hearing aids8
Styles of Hearing Aids
  • Receiver in the Canal (RIC)
how hearing aids work
How Hearing Aids Work
  • Can be found any style.
  • Components
    • Microphone, digital sound processor, receiver (loudspeaker).
    • Streaming (Bluetooth)- remote portable mike
      • Microphone>radio transmitter>hearing aid
      • Can also be used with Bluetooth enabled devices.
    • Cost $2500 to $8000 set (sometimes insurance may pay part of cost)
hearing aids advantages and limitations
Hearing Aids Advantages and Limitations
  • Advantages
  • Limitations
  • Variables
advantages
Advantages
  • Helps with speech understanding
  • Helps amplify soft speech and environmental sounds
limitations
Limitations
  • Some problems in background noise
  • Can amplify loud sounds to the point where they can be uncomfortable.
  • Problems with manipulation. This is a big problem for ITC and CIC aids.
variables
Variables
  • Motivation
  • Acceptance of hearing loss
  • Realistic expectations
  • Orientation
assistive listening alerting devices
Assistive Listening & Alerting Devices
  • Wireless FM Devices
  • Other listening devices
  • Alerting devices and TTY
fm auditory trainers
FM Auditory Trainers
  • Application
  • How does it work?
  • What does it sound like?
other listening devices and tty
Other listening devices and TTY
  • Telephone amplifiers
  • Captioned TVs
  • Alerting Devices
  • Text teletype (TTY)
speech reading and auditory training
Speech Reading and Auditory Training
  • Speech Reading
    • Can enhance listening ability
    • Speech reading most effective when used with residual hearing
    • Only 30% of speech sounds are visible on the lips
  • Auditory Training