Aural (Re)habilitation

Do you or a family member have trouble communicating, even with hearing aids or other hearing technology?  Do you know someone who is having a difficult time adjusting to his or her hearing aids?  Do you know a child with a hearing loss who could benefit from additional services to enhance speech and language development?  The UWSHC provides both adult and pediatric aural (re)habilitation services to address these issues.

Adult Aural Rehabilitation (AR) Group: The goal of this group is to enhance communication for adults with hearing loss and their family members.  Participants in this group do not need to have purchased hearing aids through the UWSHC.  This group focuses on education on hearing loss and hearing aids, strategies for improving communication, local and national resources, and peer support.

Pediatric Dramatic Play Group: This group is designed to enhance the language development of children with hearing loss in a play-based environment.  It is conducted over the course of several weeks.  Each week, the children in the group learn the vocabulary and language of a classic story.  At the end of each session, the children perform a play of the story they learned.  This group is conducted through a team approach and includes an audiologist, a speech-language pathologist, and graduate student clinicians in both areas.