Whether you have a hearing loss, are a parent of a child with hearing loss or if you already have a hearing implant, navigating the many rehabilitative resources that are available can be overwhelming.

As you consider the importance of rehabilitation on your hearing journey, you may be wondering where do I begin, what resources are available, will they be expensive and how will I know if I chose the right resources?

Cochlear’s Communication Corner provides resources that can be utilized at home and completed independently.

For adults, the activities are designed to improve listening, encourage conversations and instill confidence. For children, the activities support the development of auditory, speech and language skills.

No matter where you are in your journey to better hearing, Communication Corner has activities and resources that can be tailored to meet your individual listening and language needs. Regardless of age, these training programs are fun and engaging.

Within Communication Corner you will find:

  • Individualized activities based on age and development
  • An interactive, very easy to use assessment tool designed to provide a starting point for anyone with hearing loss or a parent of a child with hearing loss
  • Downloadable easy to use exercises and resources with lots of variety
  • Every training program is arranged using a hierarchy of difficulty that supports overall development in all aspects of communication

The table listed below provides you with a framework of what age groups are supported, what area of development the activities target and what is unique about each section:

 

Age Groups Supported Activities Target What’s Unique?
Young Children and Families ·         Audition

·         Expressive and Receptive Language

·         Speech

·         Songs, Rhymes and Stories

Suggested songs, rhymes and stories complement the weekly activities
School-age Children ·         Audition

·         Expressive and Receptive Language

·         Speech

·         Songs, Rhymes and Stories

Language activities are broken into a child’s ability to Listen, Expand, Achieve and Promote
Tweens and Teens ·         Communications Skills

·         Music

·         Telephone

Activities focus on topics that are relevant for teenagers
Adults ·         Communication Skills

·         Music

·         Telephone

Technology tips are offered for activities focused on music and the telephone

Have fun interacting with these engaging activities and resources on your journey to better hearing.

To begin exploring Communication Corner, click here.

Renee Oehlerking
Renee Oehlerking is the Public Relations Manager at Cochlear Americas where she is responsible for the region’s public relations and consumer marketing social media. Renee enjoys uncovering, telling and showcasing the inspiring stories of hearing implant recipients. As a recent transplant to Denver, Colorado, Renee enjoys exploring all that the state has to offer outdoors.