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Speech-Therapist

Adult Speech and
Language Therapy

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

  • Speechreading training

  • Short Course: Communicating Better with Hearing Loss

  • Support groups

     

Speech Therapy 

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.

 

Auditory Therapy

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

  • Voice production

  • Articulation improvement
     

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 rpiper@chchearing.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.

 
 
 
 
 

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