Michigan Avenue Hearing Health can help retrain your brain with proven Aural Rehabilitation techniques to help you enjoy a better quality of life
Aural Rehabilitation (AR) can be an effective way of minimizing communication difficulties associated with hearing loss. To find out more, schedule a hearing needs assessment or hearing evaluation with a hearing health professional at our downtown office on Michigan Avenue.
What is Aural Rehabilitation?
Aural Rehabilitation (AR) is a process of intervention used to retrain the brain an improve listening skills. If you can hear but feel as though you aren’t fully understanding this therapy may be right for you. Components of AR may include communication strategies, speech reading practice, and auditory training or brain training such as LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement). Aural Rehabilitation is like Physical Therapy for your ears! Just as physical therapy can help rebuild muscles and adjust movements to compensate for physical weakness or injury, now you can train your brain to hear better!
What Are the Most Effective Aural Rehabilitation Therapies?
Popular aural rehabilitation therapies include auditory and brain therapies, such as Listening and Communication Enhancement (LACE), an interactive computer program which trains the user to improve cognitive skills, rebuild degraded speech through targeted exercises, and develop alternative communications strategies. Another AR therapy, speechreading, teaches patients to identify visual cues from specific mouth movements, facial expressions, and hand gestures. Michigan Avenue Hearing Health specialists can evaluate which therapies will be most helpful in improving your quality of life.
How Can I Learn More About AR?
The first step would be to make an appointment to see a hearing professional who can assess your hearing and communication needs.
At Michigan Avenue Hearing Health, we have a caring, qualified staff of hearing professionals who are experts in a variety of effective AR therapies.