What is Listening Therapy?
The purpose of listening therapy is to help clients to relearn the auditory world after a change in hearing. It is geared toward people who are postlingually deafened, who are newly aided with hearing aids, who have moved to a cochlear implant, or who seek to understand their audiogram/audiological tests to ensure success with their new way of hearing. Listening therapy helps people to relearn basic speech and language through activities that work on individual sounds, sound combinations, words, phrases, sentences, connected speech, and conversational speech. For those with hearing aids and cochlear implants, it helps to maximize the use of their device. Our methods also work toward helping patients to enhance their ability to listen to environmental sounds and the TV, phone, and other devices without having to lip read or use closed captioning.