From the Coordinator I am continually amazed by the area of “aural rehabilitation.” Few specialization/interest areas in our professions are so exciting, so dynamic, so important to the welfare of the people we treat——and so poorly understood. Ask five of your colleagues to define “aural rehabilitation,” and I guarantee that you will ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   October 01, 1999
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Coordinator's Column   |   October 01, 1999
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SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, October 1999, Vol. 7, 1-2. doi:10.1044/arii7.1.1
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, October 1999, Vol. 7, 1-2. doi:10.1044/arii7.1.1
I am continually amazed by the area of “aural rehabilitation.” Few specialization/interest areas in our professions are so exciting, so dynamic, so important to the welfare of the people we treat——and so poorly understood. Ask five of your colleagues to define “aural rehabilitation,” and I guarantee that you will get at least five different definitions. Some will mention hearing aid fitting and follow-up orientation. Some will mention counseling and communication strategies. Some will mention auditory training and speechreading, while others will include speech and language training. The populations served will vary from newborns to geriatrics, from mildly hearing impaired to profoundly deaf, to individuals with central auditory processing disorders. The service providers will be audiologists or speech-language pathologists or both. Which definition is correct? They all are, if you put them together!
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