Developing a Telephone Training Program for Adults Using Cochlear Implants Ellen Giles described the inability to use the telephone as “one of the most serious and restrictive consequences of hearing loss” (2005, p. 219). This restriction is more keenly felt now, with the world population at 7 billion, there are more than 6 billion cell phone subscriptions (International Telecommunication Union, ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2015
Developing a Telephone Training Program for Adults Using Cochlear Implants
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Anna Lyford
    University of Southhampton Auditory Implant Service, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Sarah Worsfold
    University of Southhampton Auditory Implant Service, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Samantha Johnson
    University of Southhampton Auditory Implant Service, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Disclosure: Financial: Anna Lyford, Sarah Worsfold, and Samantha Johnson have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Articles
Article   |   November 01, 2015
Developing a Telephone Training Program for Adults Using Cochlear Implants
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, November 2015, Vol. 22, 27-37. doi:10.1044/arii22.2.27
History: Received September 15, 2015 , Revised October 30, 2015 , Accepted November 13, 2015
SIG 7 Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, November 2015, Vol. 22, 27-37. doi:10.1044/arii22.2.27
History: Received September 15, 2015; Revised October 30, 2015; Accepted November 13, 2015

Ellen Giles described the inability to use the telephone as “one of the most serious and restrictive consequences of hearing loss” (2005, p. 219). This restriction is more keenly felt now, with the world population at 7 billion, there are more than 6 billion cell phone subscriptions (International Telecommunication Union, 2012).

Acknowledgements
We thank Debbie Hallmann, Kirsty Carey, Nicola Cole, Sarah Paganga, Anna Duncan, and Amy Stephens for their advice in producing the telephone training package.
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