Rehabilitation is a vital part of learning to hear with your hearing device. Find out how MED‑EL can support you in getting the most out of your new hearing.
Steps Towards Success
After receiving a cochlear implant, rehabilitation is key to getting the most out of your MED-EL hearing device. Rehabilitation is the process of actively learning to hear and is important for both children and adults after implantation. Routinely practicing hearing skills can help provide faster and better improvement in hearing abilities.
“The most important step to hearing is rehabilitation.”
Made for You
We offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Our materials are specifically designed for each stage of the hearing journey and offer practical tips you can use at home, work, or school. The MED-EL BRIDGE rehabilitation program provides resources to to help you improve your communication skills.
Kim Twitchell, MS
Community Engagement Managers
MED-EL has hearing professionals throughout Canada who can help navigate you through your appointments, surgery, rehabilitation, and anything in between. They have relationships with clinics and hospitals and even drop in from time to time to make sure that both staff and our users are educated on how to best utilize their MED-EL hearing device. Check out our events or reach out to one of our Community Engagement Managers by clicking the button below!
HearPeers is the best resource you have as a MED-EL hearing device user or caregiver. Run by users themselves, our HearPeers can help answer questions, give you tips, and truly relate to what you're going through. While our Community Engagement Managers drop in on appointments and at clinics, HearPeers will meet you for coffee, a walk, or even a fun night out!
BRIDGE To Better Communication
MED‑EL’s BRIDGE rehabilitation program offers more support materials than any other hearing device company. Developed with leading rehabilitation specialists, this program consists of a wide variety of materials and information to meet the needs of adults, teens and children as well as their parents, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers.
The MED-EL Blog is full of rehab Tips & Tricks to try with your child or to improve your own listening skills. You’ll find lots of ideas, all created by our dedicated team of rehabilitation specialists. Be sure to also check out our Rehab At Home video series, showing you different activities you can do at home with your child.
MED-EL Professionals Blog
The MED-EL Professionals Blog isn't just for professionals! MED-EL created 25 Themed Lesson Kits to help your child in their rehabilitation. The downloadable PDFs are jammed pack full of goals and activities. From cut-outs to help identify everyday objects, animals, and people to memorization games to identifying and mimicking melodies, your child will love these exercises.
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Hear Today is a resource developed for young people and adults with a hearing implant. It provides useful information on how to start the rehabilitation process. Practical tips and strategies for a variety of goals are provided along with suggestions for other helpful resources.
Auditory Skills Checklist
The Auditory Skills Checklist is an app that allows you to track the progress of a child’s auditory development and assists in setting goals. It is easy to use and particularly helpful in monitoring the development of a child’s skills over time.