We hear with our brains. Hearing loss creates distortions within our auditory system that change how our brains hear. Properly fit hearing aids improve your brain’s access to the sounds of your world!
Those with hearing loss need more support. We need to retrain our brains how to hear again and make sense of the incoming auditory signals.
Auditory rehabilitation does this via communication strategies, tips, tricks and listening lessons.
The CogniHear Process
Your experience at our practice will be extraordinary, leaving you educated and empowered. As a CogniHear certified provider, we do things differently and look at both how the ears pickup sound and assess the auditory system as a whole, from your ears to your brain. We gather all of this during a functional hearing assessment. The additional information obtained during this appointment influences the audiologists’ specific recommendations for you, including:
- Type of hearing device recommended
- Optimal programing of hearing devices
- Realistic expectations and expected outcomes
- Additional support needed for successful real-world listening
- How family and friends can support your communication needs
Aural Rehabilitation Online
Traditionally, aural rehab classes are done in the office. However, the need for repetition, lack of time and easy access to videos have made online aural rehabilitation popular since it also leads to success. Two of the popular online options we suggest are 5 Keys Communication and Amptify.
The 5 Keys Aural Rehabilitation program provides access to weekly emails for one year including communication tips, resources and other pointers to help maximize your success.
Amptify offers an interactive curriculum, auditory training games, hearing health coach and a peer support community via their app or website. We suggest using this option 10 to 15 minutes each day for three months minimum. Amptify costs $1 for the first two weeks and $49.95 each month after – you can cancel at any time.
In addition to our in-office counseling and support, we’re proud to offer online programs to LEAD YOU TO SUCCESS and enhance our services from the comfort of your home!
Hearing Wellness Journey
Start your rehabilitation journey online!
Call Elevate Audiology at (864) 442-5555 for more information or to schedule an appointment.