The goal of hearing rehabilitation is to alleviate the impact of hearing loss on communication. It may involve instruction in communication strategies, speech reading, auditory training, vocational counseling, training on environmental modifications as well as counseling and instruction for family members. Services for an adult include assessment of conversational fluency and communication handicap. Hearing "habilitation" is the term used when the person receiving the services is a child and may include speech perception training, communication strategies training, family training and interventions related to speech, language and educational development.
Hearing rehabilitation therapy provides expert, whole-person care by collaborating with the following services: