Aural rehabilitation services help you adjust positively to your hearing loss. Having a clear understanding of your hearing loss is critical to successful aural rehabilitation. During this process, your test results will be explained. For example, the audiologists may address why it sounds like people mumble or why you can hear people but cannot always understand them. And, you’ll learn why some voices are harder to hear than others and best communication strategies to combat this issue. It is strongly encouraged that family members attend aural rehabilitation so they can have a full understanding of your hearing loss. Additionally, they may learn good communication strategies.
During this stage, treatment options will be discussed. These include hearing aids, assistive listening devices and possible referral for surgical consult.
If the best course of treatment for your hearing loss is amplification, you will be aided in the selection process. If you already use amplification, programming changes may be necessary to better meet the needs of your hearing loss. Patients often adapt quicker to their hearing aids when they have realistic expectations of the devices and are able to troubleshoot any potential issues.
Aural rehabilitation may be an ongoing process. As your partner in hearing, we will always be available to assist you with your changing hearing needs.
DID YOU KNOW?
In children, aural rehabilitation is an extremely important process because hearing loss can have a detrimental impact on the child’s speech and language development.
In these cases, audiologists are part of a team that helps a child improve his or her speech by practicing sounds, controlling volume, and rate of speech. This team helps them identify and interpret non-verbal communicative clues, locate sign language instructional services, and employ the benefits of peer support networks and other agencies.
Often, when timely aural rehabilitation is received, hearing-impaired children are able to communicate on an equal level as their non-hearing impaired peers.
We want to thank Dr. Johnson and the staff at the South Scottsdale office, for their prompt service, when I had a problem, with one of my hearing aids. They saw me within an hour of my call to their office and resolved the problem, in a few minutes. We appreciate a business that is so helpful and caring.
As a person who was just diagnosed with tinnitus and some hearing loss, I decided to see Dr. Gary Johnson and discuss if hearing aids would be beneficial to me. Dr. Johnson gave me a thorough examination and evaluation and recommended hearing aids for me to help with the hearing loss and help quiet the tinnitus. I have been wearing my new hearing aids for about 2 months now and I am so happy with them. Dr. Johnson did a wonderful job evaluating what would work for me. He is very pleasant, listens to the needs of the patient, answers all questions and makes you feel very comfortable. I have been helped with the hearing aids for both my tinnitus and hearing loss. Don’t hesitate to go see Dr. Johnson if you are in need of someone who can help with your tinnitus and hearing problems. He is the best in the business.
I had a hearing aid quit on me. I went into the Mesa location and was greeted by a pleasant young lady and was promptly helped to get my hearing aid working again. And there was no charge !!Great service and pleasant staff. What a great experience !!