Post Hearing Implant Rehabilitation MUST!

The most important factor that increases the success of the rehabilitation process after the hearing implant application, which is widely used in hearing loss in children and adults.

Ear and Brain Need Physical Therapy

Auditory training; The ear is physical therapy for the brain. In this process, better verbal communication skills are expected as a result of the development of auditory skill-listening. Auditory training is essential for every patient before and after cochlear implant surgery.

Auditory training is the process of teaching the child or adult with hearing loss to take full advantage of the sound cues still available to them. When the implant is activated, sounds can be heard, but the brain cannot automatically connect with meaning. Time-practice is needed to adapt and give meaning. Children who have never heard before enter the process of developing a language system with the new auditory signal. Adults with a defined language system are taught to give meaning to the new signal. To reach their maximum potential, they need to be in an aural rich environment.

Rehabilitation in adults begins with the patient’s awareness and acceptance of the process he is in. After a detailed history is taken and the necessary audiological evaluation is made, the patient is informed about the appropriate hearing aid selection and assistive devices. The process designed to develop experience and interpretation skills; It can be planned as analytical, synthetic or a combination of the two approaches. In this process, patients are guided and supported to learn management strategies.

In success, participation-support of the family is important.

Auditory rehabilitation helps the process of making sense of sound. This training supports the individual’s ability to better understand the messages he will encounter in academic, work, home and social environments and to engage in dialogue. Successful results are achieved with the right rehabilitation program, especially in terms of understanding in noise, speaking on the phone, and perceptual skill development.