Help Beyond Hearing Aids – Do I Need Auditory Training?
When wearing hearing aids, do you:
• Hear but not “understand?”
• Say “huh” or “what?”
• Struggle to remember what someone just said to you?
• Have trouble “keeping up” or think others talk too fast?
Wearing hearing aids is the first step to better hearing:
Even the most state-of-the-art hearing aids can’t always solve all hearing difficulties on their own. To help “keep up” during noisy situations, conversations, and while watching TV, our patients have found that short-term auditory training has added to the benefits of the hearing aids and has significantly improved overall communication.
The professionals at Speech and Hearing Associates provide an individualized program of strategies and exercises to retrain the brain and make communication successful and enjoyable; we work on skills that are patient and family centered.
Through Auditory Training and Rehabilitation, we set goals and teach compensatory strategies to:
• Understand and manage your hearing loss.
• Increase the ability to process, understand, and recall rapid speech.
• Help improve speech understanding in noise or other challenging listening environments.
• Learn or improve lip reading skills
• Assess difficult listening situations and modify environments for better communication.
• Develop strategies with family members to make communication easier.
• Educate others about your hearing loss and listening needs.
Speech and Hearing Associates also partners with clEAR, a powerful clinical tool that can be used to specifically address your individual communication difficulties and promote conversational fluency in everyday conversations.
Auditory Training is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans when provided by a licensed speech-language pathologist.
What our patients are saying about auditory training
“Auditory training helped me to not only physically adjust to my new way of hearing the world, but also emotionally. In each session I expressed to my therapist the difficulties I was having with this life-changing event. My therapist took those concerns and gave me personalized listening techniques and strategic coping mechanisms to use when I have difficulty hearing people. I strongly recommend auditory training for patients who recently got any type of hearing aid device. It absolutely helped me with the transition of getting hearing aids. Auditory training taught me how to better listen with my hearing aids and how to develop my other senses to assist me in doing so.” – A 40 year old women with hearing loss due to a history of acoustic neuroma.
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