Chronicle of a deaf audiologist

This is what I wish more people understood about hearing loss rehabilitation

There is so much more to hearing rehabilitation than hearing aids.

Hearing aids are a good step in hearing loss rehabilitation. But hearing aids are not the ONLY step.

For people who are not yet ready for hearing aids, there are other options for rehabilitation, such as auditory training, lipreading instruction, and learning about communication strategies.

For people who have hearing aids, and want to improve their skills, these same options (auditory training, lipreading instruction, and communication strategies) make up a holistic, effective rehabilitation plan.

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    Sandra Vandenhoff

    Dr. Sandra Vandenhoff is an audiologist with hearing loss, founder of HEARa, Hearing Rehabilitation teacher, and Canadian author, who does not remember saying on her first day of wearing hearing aids: "Mom, I can hear my shoelaces!"

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