Aural Rehabilitation Clinic

About Western's Aural Rehabilitation Clinic

Aural rehabilitation (AR) is a specialized therapy approach that is designed to reduce or eliminate the communication difficulties caused by hearing loss. The mission of Western’s Aural Rehabilitation Clinic is to train audiology and speech-language pathology graduate students to provide evidence-based, high-quality, family-centered communication intervention for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families. Our goal is to help each person with hearing loss reach their individual listening, learning, and communication potential.

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Who We Treat

We treat patients of all ages, offering comprehensive service programs for diagnosis and therapy for aural rehabilitation.

Family members and/or care providers collaborate with clinicians in developing short and long-term treatment goals. Family participation in therapy sessions is encouraged.

About our Clinic

Western’s Aural Rehabilitation  Clinic offers valuable services to individuals with communication disorders and their families from Bellingham and nearby communities.

Faculty, clinical educators, and supervised students share their clinical expertise in our on-site clinic and various offsite facilities. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) ​​​​ provides over 6000 hours of clinical services annually to people in the Bellingham community.

In addition, during their internships our graduate student clinicians collectively contribute almost 10,000 hours of clinical service per year while working in the public schools and medical settings throughout the region.

A child wearing hearing aids plays with brightly colored toys near a colorfully decorated sofa. A woman sits beside the child engaging with them.