What is Auditory Habilitation and Auditory Rehabilitation ?
Auditory habilitation is performed to assess, diagnose and identify problems such as hearing loss and impaired hearing. Exercises to communicate well with children who have not yet developed proper hearing and speaking abilities come under habilitation. Auditory rehabilitation is the group of procedures put in motion to regain hearing ability or to improve normal communication to whichever extent possible in children and adults who are aurally impaired. Hearing aids, cochlear implants, frequency modulating systems, sign language practice, treatment of ear defects, and more followed by regular hearing exercises come under rehabilitation.