Your hearing professional has just completed the first step in optimizing your auditory function. The second step is instruction in the use of technology and control of the listening environment. The third step involves you! Better communication skills don’t just happen with technology. It takes practice to become a better listener and communication partner. This is called aural rehabilitation.
AR is an exercise for the auditory nerve just like working out at the gym to gain muscle mass. If you have hearing loss, the auditory nerve has had reduced sound sensation for a long time and your brain needs practice to learn and listen again. AR will help you regain better function and synaptic connections in the brain. Just like going to the gym, the more you participate in AR, the better your outcome.
Learning to listen and become a good communication partner takes time and practice. The more you practice the faster your brain will connect the dots.
Find out more how the brain works at BrainConnection.brainhq.com
Interested in resources for aural rehabilitation? Take a deep read into some great information and resources with our Listen and Learn AR packet.
Flex your auditory nerve!
Dr. Jacque Scholl, CCC-A
3105 S. Harvard Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74135