Adult Speech and
Life as a deaf or hard of hearing person in a hearing world takes extra effort every day. But with a plan and steadfast support from CHC’s speech-language clinicians, it doesn’t have to be a struggle.
Services for Adults
Speech and voice evaluation
Adult audiology services coordination
Auditory training and speech and communication therapy
Post-cochlear implant rehabilitation therapy
Short Course: Communicating Better with Hearing Loss
Adults with hearing loss who have improved their communication skills report additional benefits that include improved relationships with families and co-workers; better self-esteem; improved mental health, and greater independence and security.
The goal of an auditory-therapy program is for a hard or hearing or deaf adult to make the best use of whatever hearing they have also known as their residual hearing. This individualized program may be recommended if:
Your audiologist has told you that your word recognition skills are poorer than would be expected based on your audiogram
You have essentially good listening skills in quiet settings, but experience inordinate difficulty comprehending speech from a distance or in the presence of background noise
You are experiencing difficulty adjusting to the use of a hearing aid or cochlear implant
Speech and Language Evaluation/ Therapy
Individual speech and/or language therapy may be needed by those individuals who were born with a hearing loss or who have experienced long-standing early-onset hearing loss. The focus of this program is to improve an individual’s oral language skills and may include:
Vocabulary development and usage
Speechreading (or lipreading) Therapy
“Learning to speech read has improved my life! I truly could not exist in the environment that I live in without speechreading along with my aided hearing.” – CHC Client
People with all degrees of hearing loss can discover better communication by learning to speech read (also known as lipread). Working one-on-one as well as in a group setting, an expert from the CHC team can help you to decipher sounds and conversation cues by observing a person’s mouth, facial expressions, and gestures.
Contact Rebecca Piper at firstname.lastname@example.org or via email to see if speechreading could help you connect to life. Certain private and government insurance plans provide coverage for speechreading therapy.