Project 6 - Efficacy of Aural Rehabilitation Intervention with Adult Cochlear Implant Users
Efficacy of Aural Rehabilitation Intervention with Adult Cochlear Implant Users
Diane M. Brewer, M.A. - The George Washington University
Claire Bernstein, Ph.D. - Gallaudet University
Matthew Bakke, Ph.D. - Gallaudet University
Purpose of Study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of aural rehabilitation (AR) intervention to improve outcomes for adult cochlear implant users. The AR protocol will include auditory training, communication strategies training and informational counseling.
The proposed research will examine whether a short-term aural rehabilitation program consisting of auditory training (combining top-down/synthetic and bottom-up/analytic approaches) ; communication strategies training and counseling can significantly improve the speech recognition abilities and psychosocial outcomes of postlingually deafened adult cochlear implant users.
All materials and equipment are prepared. Materials have been piloted for each group. Participant recrutment is underway.
Diane M. Brewer
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