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Approaches to Auditory Rehabilitation for Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients (WEBS0720706)

Course Description

These SIG 7 Perspectives articles focus on auditory rehabilitation (AR) for adults with cochlear implants. While the benefits of AR in the population are recognized in the literature, service-delivery models are variable, and there is no gold standard approach to developing and implementing a comprehensive AR program. Glade and colleagues provide an overview of clinical models currently being used for the provision of AR for adults with cochlear implants from nine clinics across the country. The article highlights the importance of interprofessional practice in AR and outlines the roles of professionals included on care teams. There is a discussion about barriers to successful implementation of AR programs, including distance to services, and recommendations for potential solutions, such as teletherapy. In the second article, Mosley describes the process of creating and implementing a comprehensive teleaudiology AR program for older adults who use cochlear implants at the University of South Alabama Speech & Hearing Center.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • list the components of comprehensive AR and the roles of audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • integrate insights from the literature review and information about the described AR program into their clinical practices

Assessment Type
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Articles in This Course

  1. Overview of Current Approaches to Aural Rehabilitation for Adults With Cochlear Implants by Rachel Glade, Erin Taylor, Deborah S. Culbertson, and Christin Ray, published in SIG 7, Volume 5, Issue 5, October 23, 2020
  2. Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Telehealth Aural Rehabilitation Program for Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients by Cornetta L. Mosley, published in SIG 7, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 17, 2021
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.15
Item #(s): WEBS0720706
Available Through: September 29, 2027