There is a growing body of research showing the benefits of group aural rehabilitation for people with hearing loss including improved relaxation and psychological well-being.
Group aural rehabilitation is also advantageous for hearing care professionals; research shows that group aural rehabilitation participants returned fewer hearing aids and were more satisfied with their hearing aids.
On group aural rehabilitation
Realizing the Benefits of Group Aural Rehabilitation in Newfoundland
Griffin, A., Burt, T., Ash, G., Adey, K. (2022). Canadian Audiologist.
A randomized controlled trial evaluating the active communication education program for older people with hearing impairment
Hickson, L., Worrall, L., and Scarinci, N. (2007). Ear and Hearing, 28, 212-230.
Effectiveness of counseling-based adult group aural rehabilitation programs: A systematic review of the evidence
Hawkins, D. (2005). Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 16(7), 485-493
The efficacy of a structured group therapy intervention in improving communication and coping skills for adult cochlear implant recipients
Heydebrand, G., Mauze, E., Tye-Murray, N., Binzer, S., and Skinner, M. (2005). International Journal of Audiology, 44(5), 272-280.
A cost-utility analysis of adult group audiologic rehabilitation: are the benefits worth the cost?
Abrams, H. B., Chisolm, T. H., and McArdle, R. (2002). Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 39, 549-558.
Adding Closure to the Dispensing Process: Large Group Aural Rehabilitation and its Role in Hearing Health Care
Clark, J. G. (2002). The Hearing Review, 9(3), 34-37.
A Retrospective Look at the Future of Aural Rehabilitation
Ross, M. (1997). Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, 30, 11-28.
On implementing a program
Barriers and facilitators to delivery of group audiological rehabilitation programs: a survey based on the COM-B model
Bennett, R.J. et al. (2021). International Journal of Audiology.
Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Telehealth Aural Rehabilitation Program for Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients
Mosley, C.L. (2021). Perspectives 6(6), 1504-1512.
Adult Group Aural Rehabilitation: Implenting a Successful Program
Oestreich, K. (2018). Audiology Today. Vol 30 No 6.
On the Group AR tool
A New Web-Based Tool for Group Audiologic Rehabilitation
Montano, J.J., Preminger, J.E., Hickson, L., and Gregory, M. (2013). American Journal of Audiology.
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