The Developing Relationship Among Cognition, Amplification, and Aural Rehabilitation The search for best practices in hearing aid fittings and aural rehabilitation has generally used the audiogram and function stemming from peripheral sensitivity. In recent years, however, we have learned that individuals respond differently to various hearing aid and aural rehabilitation techniques based on cognitive abilities. In this paper, we ... Article
Article  |   October 04, 2016
The Developing Relationship Among Cognition, Amplification, and Aural Rehabilitation
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  • Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Travis L. Riffle
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ohio University, Athens, OH
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 2
Article   |   October 04, 2016
The Developing Relationship Among Cognition, Amplification, and Aural Rehabilitation
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2016, Vol. 1, 47-54. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG6.47
History: Received June 1, 2016 , Revised June 30, 2016 , Accepted July 1, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2016, Vol. 1, 47-54. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG6.47
History: Received June 1, 2016; Revised June 30, 2016; Accepted July 1, 2016

The search for best practices in hearing aid fittings and aural rehabilitation has generally used the audiogram and function stemming from peripheral sensitivity. In recent years, however, we have learned that individuals respond differently to various hearing aid and aural rehabilitation techniques based on cognitive abilities. In this paper, we review basic concepts of working memory and the literature driving our knowledge in newer concepts of hearing aid fitting and aural rehabilitation.

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