Proposed Use of Podcast as a Medium for Aural Rehabilitation with Post-Lingually Deafened Adults who Use Cochlear Implants
AuthorFuggiti, Jessica Kelly
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractFor post-lingually deafened adults who have undergone cochlear implantation, listening to acoustically rich environments, and undergoing aural rehabilitation can be critical in adapting to listening through the altered acoustic signal of their processor. Despite the availability of at-home aural rehabilitation tools, there are still barriers to receiving effective aural rehabilitation. Podcasting is one form of aural rehabilitation that has yet to be developed or researched in audiology. This project considers the potential efficacy of podcast as an aural rehabilitation tool and provides scripts for a future podcast series to be recorded and distributed at the University of Arizona Hearing Clinic. The episodes are designed to be listened to by post-lingually deafened adults after their audiology follow-up appointments for the first six months post-implantation. Perceptual training experiences and counseling are incorporated into the podcast to increase engagement with the listener. Communication partners are encouraged to partake in this aural rehabilitation tool as they can provide valuable feedback and encouragement. In conjunction with appropriate follow-up appointments with a professional, the use of podcasts can provide additional aural rehabilitation to help cochlear implant patients reach their communication goals.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences