Aural Rehabilitation Program
People are shocked when we tell them their hearing aids are not going to solve all of their listening problems. Hearing aids give you back the sounds that you’ve been missing, but they do not train your brain to hear, especially in noisy situations. We recommend that our patient’s complete rehabilitation when they get hearing aids or a cochlear implant. When you break a leg, you often go to therapy with physiotherapy to regain function. Function will never be 100%, but if you want the best outcome therapy will increase your function. The same can be said for your hearing. You will never hear 100%, but the therapy will improve how you function in quiet and noisy situations. Our hearing aid patients, who have access to internet, are automatically enrolled into the 5 Keys aural rehabilitation program.
We also offer two different programs (at a cost) that can be completed from the comfort of your own home or, for an additional cost, in our office under the supervision of our audiologist.
The basic program consists of 11 classes. The objective is to increase your hearing and speech understanding in difficult listening situations. The total cost of the program is $150.00 and can be claimed on your taxes as a medical expense.
Our advanced program consists of 24 sessions. The objective is to increase your hearing and speech understanding in difficult listening situations, but instead of using the pre-recorded voice for training, we can use the voice of a loved one, the person in your life that you have the most difficulty hearing. The total cost of the advance program is $200.00. If you want us to help you customize the program by adding the voice of a loved one, there is an extra cost. The cost for customized voice will vary based on the number of sessions it takes for us to complete the recordings.
These classes are perfect for:
- individuals with normal hearing but suffer from auditory processing disorders,
- individuals with normal hearing but have trouble hearing in noise,
- first time hearing aid users,
- long term hearing aid users who struggle in noise and
- cochlear implant users
You can take these courses, even if you purchased your hearing aids elsewhere. We do not want to sell you hearing aids, we want to help you hear at your best.
If you have insurance that covers audiology, part or all of the above charges may be covered by your insurance plan. If you do not have insurance, you can claim the cost of the course as a medical expense when you do your taxes.
If you would like for us to check your coverage with your insurance plan on your behalf, please contact one of our three offices.