The Effect of Insurance Coverage on Access to Aural Rehabilitation Services for Adults following Cochlear Implantation: A Review of the Significance of Aural Rehabilitation for Adults with Cochlear Implants
Catherine Schroy | PhD, CCC-A
More than 324,000 individuals use cochlear implants worldwide, and this number is consistently increasing. Aural rehabilitation services are necessary for many reasons. These services help individuals utilize their device(s) to increase speech perception and word recognition, allowing them to better understand spoken language. They also encourage selfadvocacy skills and active participation in conversation across all settings and contexts. Limited and low levels of insurance coverage/reimbursement impede access to cochlear implants and aural rehabilitation services for adults following cochlear implant surgery.
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
College of Education and Allied Health
Master of Science (MS)
Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology
Fontbonne University Archives
St. Louis, MO
Regna, Alyssa, "The Effect of Insurance Coverage on Access to Aural Rehabilitation Services for Adults following Cochlear Implantation: A Review of the Significance of Aural Rehabilitation for Adults with Cochlear Implants" (2020). 2020 Speech-Language Pathology Posters. 17.
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