Aural Rehabilitation for children
Auditory Rehabilitation trains the recipient to use hearing as the primary sensory modality in developing listening and spoken language. A team of specialised Auditory verbal therapist and Speech therapist administer ongoing formal and informal diagnostic assessments to develop individualised Auditory-Verbal treatment plans, to monitor progress and to evaluate the effectiveness of the plans for the recipient and family. The program also includes guiding and coaching parents to become the primary facilitators of their child's listening and spoken language development through active consistent participation in individualised Auditory-Verbal therapy.
Aural rehabilitation for adult
As listening with a cochlear implant enables the recipient to hear even the minutest of sounds, this sound is slightly different from natural hearing. Learning to use a cochlear implant is a gradual process. It will require regular sessions of auditory training. In order to get the most out of the cochlear implant, it is important to practise listening. Auditory training helps the recipient to learn to understand the speech with the implant and improve communication. The duration of auditory training varies, depending on extent of auditory deprivation, extent of use of hearing aid prior to implantation and the availability of opportunities for listening and conversation with the cochlear implant in everyday life.