Fairview Rehabilitation-Aural Rehab

Helping you learn to recognize sounds

Hearing well isn’t all about technology. Yes, hearing aids and cochlear implants can help you or your child detect sounds better. But the ability to make sense of those sounds has to be learned or re-learned. That’s the job of aural rehabilitation.


Though it has a fancy name, aural rehabilitation helps children and adults with hearing loss get the most benefit from hearing aids or a cochlear implant.

Bringing meaning to sound
Listening is a skill that we all develop in several stages. Whether you are learning to listen for the first time, or improving your listening skills, aural rehabilitation connects sound to meaning through better listening skills.
Aural rehabilitation therapy focuses on:
  • Detecting sounds
  • Learning to recognize and identify sounds
  • Using listening to better understand the world around you
  • Helping children with hearing loss develop speech and language skills
  • Providing support as you return to daily life and activities
Fairview is the Twin Cities’ leader in aural rehabilitation. Our therapists have specialized training and experience in hearing development. They start therapy soon after your first hearing-aid fitting or cochlear implant activation. The number of therapy sessions varies depending on your or your child’s needs.

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