Scientific Sessions

Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation

Aural rehabilitation, also known as aural rehab, encompasses the process of identifying and diagnosing hearing loss, providing therapy to individuals with hearing impairments, and implementing amplification equipment to enhance their hearing abilities. It is a comprehensive set of treatments aimed at helping individuals overcome the challenges associated with hearing impairment or deafness. Aural rehabilitation plays a crucial role in supporting effective communication in individuals with hearing impairments and is an essential component of their overall management. This collaborative effort involves doctors, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists who work together to provide the necessary support and treatment.

Speech therapy, on the other hand, focuses on the screening and treatment of communication issues and speech disorders. Speech-language pathologists, also known as speech therapists, are responsible for carrying out this process. Speech therapy employs various approaches to improve communication, including articulation therapy, language intervention exercises, and more, depending on the specific speech or language issue. It is often required for children with speech abnormalities or adults facing speech difficulties due to injuries or diseases like strokes or brain injuries. Speech and language therapy is guided by a comprehensive linguistic examination, which involves analyzing a child's receptive and expressive errors using standardized testing instruments and language sampling approaches.

  • Auditory Rehabilitation
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Language Rehabilitation