PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING FOR HEARING AID WEARERS

13.1 UNDERSTANDING HEARING LOSS

13.2 ACQUIRING A HEARING AID

13.3 USING HEARING AIDS

13.4 ADJUSTING TO NEW EXPERIENCES WITH SOUND AND HEARING AIDS

13.5 CARE OF HEARING AIDS

13.6 HEARING STRATEGIES

13.6.1 Observing the talker and surroundings
13.6.2 Manipulating social interactions
13.6.3 Manipulating the environment
13.6.4 Teaching hearing strategies

13.7 INVOLVING FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.

13.8 AUDITORY TRAINING

13.9 COMPUTER-BASED AUDITORY TRAINING AT HOME

13.10 AVOIDING HEARING AID-INDUCED HEARING LOSS

13.11 ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES

13.12 COUNSELING SUPPORT

13.13 INTERACTING WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITY STYLES

13.14 STRUCTURING APPOINTMENTS

13.14.1 The assessment appointment(s)
13.14.2 The fitting appointment(s)
13.14.3 The follow-up appointment(s)
13.14.4 The power of groups

13.15 CONCLUDING COMMENTS