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Rehabilitation

The restoration of former rights, authority, or abilities.

The process of rehabilitating a witness involves restoring the credibility of the witness following Impeachment by the opposing party. Rehabilitating a prisoner refers to preparing him or her for a productive life upon release from prison.

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"Children with Audiological Needs: From Identification to Aural Rehabilitation" also covers the anatomy and etiologies of hearing loss, the principles of sound, the types of amplification and sound stimulation systems, and finally the critical components of learning how to use sound, this book provides all of the fundamental information essential for working effectively with children who have any type or degree of hearing loss.
Hearing aid effectiveness after aural rehabilitation individual versus group (HEARING) trial: RCT design and baseline characteristics.
The aim of the programme is to increase and encourage further Speech and Language Specialists and Special Needs Teachers to gain practical and applied skills in aural rehabilitation activities and skills for students with hearing impairment.
(4) Aural rehabilitation and amplification should be offered to residents once they have been qualified as candidates for these services.
Despite this evidence, lack of motivation for hearing aid use is the greatest obstacle to successful aural rehabilitation (Weinstein, 1991b).
Saying aural rehabilitation encompasses all the processes involved in allowing people to hear, Tye-Murray presents an evidence-based approach to the discipline, and reviews the scientific principles that underlie much of what occurs in clinical practice.
While a number of studies suggest that group aural rehabilitation visits can produce equivalent or better patient outcomes when offered as a supplement to standard care [5-19], only limited observational evidence suggests that group follow-up visits yield hearing aid patient outcomes (e.g., hearing handicap, satisfaction, adherence) that are at least as good as individual visits [20].
Traditionally, the medical community has not demanded the same level of aural rehabilitation for patients with unilateral or asymmetric hearing deficits as it has for patients with symmetric bilateral deficits.
For example, the practitioner may use code 92506--evaluation of speech, language, voice, communication, auditory processing, and/or aural rehabilitation status.
At the present time, vocational rehabilitation programs for late-deafened people appear focused on meeting the needs of people who grow up deaf and aural rehabilitation programs for late-deafened people are designed to encourage auditory training and listening when the auditory function is severely impaired.