Life is worth hearing. Whether you are at work or in a social situation, aural rehabilitation can help you make the most of your hearing so that you can engage in conversations, talk on the phone, or enjoy your favorite music. You can develop your listening skills through practice activities, hearing exercises, and real-world listening games that help your brain learn to process sound with your hearing device.
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you get started:
- Some of these Cochlear aural rehabilitation resources are designed to be completed with a listening partner, like the auditory training exercises.
- Many of the resources can be completed individually, including the Telephone with Confidence active listening exercises, and the Cochlear™ CoPilot app.
- Wearing your sound processor as often as possible may help you hear your best more quickly. Audiologists recommend wearing your device for 10+ hours each day.
- Cochlear implant recipients find the most success with hearing rehabilitation when they schedule a dedicated time to practice their listening skills every day and focus on the types of hearing exercises they enjoy the most.
Telephone with Confidence
If you are nervous about talking on the phone, these hearing exercises provide an opportunity to practice your listening skills with a recorded voice. The listening activities are updated daily in both English and Spanish and offer a low-pressure environment to develop your confidence with phone calls.
A self-guided mobile app, Cochlear CoPilot is designed to help you to reconnect with the world around you and get even more out of your cochlear implant. This aural rehabilitation resource includes active listening exercises and hearing games that can help you develop your real-world listening skills and hear better in challenging environments.
Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.
Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.