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A comprehensive telehealth AR program for adults (Mosley, 2021)

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posted on 2021-10-13, 23:34 authored by Cornetta L. Mosley
Purpose: A comprehensive aural rehabilitation (AR) program incorporates sensory management, perceptual training, counseling, and instruction. However, the process of designing and implementing such a program is inconsistent across clinical sites, and additional information regarding the use of teleaudiology to implement AR services is needed. The purpose of this clinical focus article is to describe the process of creating and implementing a comprehensive teleaudiology AR program for older adults who use cochlear implants (CIs) at the University of South Alabama (USA) Speech & Hearing Center.
Conclusions: A comprehensive teleaudiology AR program may be successfully designed and implemented for older adult populations. Information provided in this clinical focus article may serve as a guide or example for other trained health care professionals looking to create an in-person or telehealth AR program for older adults who use CIs.

Supplemental Material S1. Sample AR program plan.

Supplemental Material S2. Sample picture list for training environmental sounds.

Supplemental Material S3. Sample song list for music training.

Mosley, C. L. (2021). Designing and implementing a comprehensive telehealth aural rehabilitation program for adult cochlear implant recipients. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. Advance online publication.