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Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation

The speech–language pathologists, audiologists, and deaf educators at Boys Town National Research Hospital work with patients and their families to develop a comprehensive assessment and aural (re)habilitation program. Our clinicians support a variety of communication preferences including, but not limited to, oral/aural communication, Signing Exact English (SEE), American Sign Language (ASL), and Cued Speech.

Child (Re)Habilitation

Most children who receive a cochlear implant are hearing for the very first time. Services are designed to support both the child and the family to maximize auditory, speech, and language development. Services may include:

  • Regular speech-language-listening therapy
  • Distance speech-language-listening therapy (via remote technology)
  • Speech-language evaluations

Adult Rehabilitation

Most adults who receive a cochlear implant notice an immediate improvement in their hearing and listening skills. Our adult rehabilitation and therapy program is customized to support each patient’s communication and hearing goals. Services may include:

  • ​​Aural rehabilitation (therapy services to develop listening skills)
  • Distance aural rehabilitation (via remote technology)
  • Education for recipients and their families about communication strategies to enhance their interactions