Adult cochlear implant rehabilitation
This book provides information and resources to assist in all stages of a client' s implant program, building on a transdisciplinary model of practice. It includes material covering a wide variety of topics including assessment, switch-on, client focused auditory rehabilitation, techniques for telephone training, communication therapy for social interactions, speech-language therapy intervention and psychosocial aspects of implant work. This is a practical text, and should appeal to a range of professionals new to cochlear implants including audiologists, hearing therapists and psychologists while providing the experienced clinician with new insights and fresh materials. The text' s structure makes it ideal as a training tool for students.
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