Perhaps the best therapy, especially just after you are activated, is using the implant as much as possible! Whenever you hear a sound that you can’t identify, ask somebody what it is. After a couple of times hearing that sound, you will be able to look it up in your mental dictionary of sounds when you hear it. And it won’t take long before you can identify the sound directly without having to think about it.
American Cochlear Implant Alliance Adult Rehab
List of rehabilitation resources both free and for purchase
In addition to your daily use, there are lots of resources to help you get the most from your implant.
Large spreadsheet of rehabilitation apps created and maintained by Tina Childress, AuD.
- Reading Room
- Sound and Way Beyond (Purchase CD)
- Rehabilitation and HOPE (Online Store)
- Listening Tools
- iPhone app Hope Words
- Rehabilitation Support
- Bridge to Better Communication
- Website Resources
- Noise Carriers Musical CD & DVD