Group Aural Rehabilitation

Group Aural Rehabilitation (Group AR) is an effective way to bring together multiple clients and communication partners to discuss their experiences with hearing loss and hearing technology. Our guide will help you organize your group and provides inspiration for your sessions.

What are the benefits?

  • Provide clients with peer support and improved self-sufficiency and emotional well-being 
  • Counsel multiple clients at once
  • Help clients get better at using their technology and reduce return rates

    Perspectives and insights

    Group AR: A win-win for you and your clients

    Read more about the benefits for you and your clients in conducting Group AR sessions

    What do the experts say?

    Hearing care professionals discuss how Group AR has made their job more meaningful, reduced returns, and helped clients learn from each other.

    What do participants say?

    People with hearing loss and their communication partners tell how Group AR provided them with support and helped improve their quality of life.

    The tools

    Prepare for your Group AR sessions

    Consider these key things before you get started with Group AR

    Session plans

    Use these session plans to lead group discussions on topics of interest to your clients

    Additional resources

    How to facilitate group aural rehabilitation

    Essential information for running a group, including ground rules, managing participant emotions, and evaluation forms

    Facilitating sessions for parents of children with hearing loss

    Provide a space of support and information for parents with children with hearing loss

    Recommended reading

    Browse articles on group aural rehabilitation in audiology and the Ida tool

    Active Communication Education (ACE)

    There are many ways of organizing Group sessions. Read about a Group AR approach developed by the University of Queensland, an Ida Institute partner

    Meet our collaborators

    Meet the people who developed the Group Aural Rehabilitation guide