Aural Rehabilitation of the Elderly To date, aural rehabilitation of the elderly has had limited success. In an attempt to improve this success factor, the audiology division of a university speech clinic provided a 10-week program of counseling and speechreading to elderly patients. One means of obtaining registrants for the course was a community hearing-screening ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   May 01, 1972
Aural Rehabilitation of the Elderly
 
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Case Reports   |   May 01, 1972
Aural Rehabilitation of the Elderly
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1972, Vol. 37, 267-273. doi:10.1044/jshd.3702.267
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1972, Vol. 37, 267-273. doi:10.1044/jshd.3702.267

To date, aural rehabilitation of the elderly has had limited success. In an attempt to improve this success factor, the audiology division of a university speech clinic provided a 10-week program of counseling and speechreading to elderly patients. One means of obtaining registrants for the course was a community hearing-screening project before the program began. The program itself included hearing screening, speechreading practice, a review of “helpful hints,” group discussion, an overview of services available, and a summary report. Its unique feature was the provision of service at the client’s own residence or at a community service agency for senior citizens. By eliminating problems related to limited mobility, participation was greatly enhanced. In addition to providing information and developing speechreading skills, the program in its group discussions gave participants a better understanding of their hearing limitations and of opportunities for improvement.

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