Speech Therapy for Hearing Loss: Adult Focused Assessment & Strategies
Have you always wanted to pronounce with more clarity and build your oral communication? Do you feel a tug in your heart that drives you to produce clearer speech in spite of hearing loss?
Or maybe you’ve just upgraded your hearing aids to the newest whizz bang model and are surprised to hear yourself speaking now after noticing that your sounds and even voice could be clearer?
Our team of speech pathologists focuses solely on strategic speech therapy sessions for adults. Over the years we’ve built up a lot of skill after working with many adults with hearing impairment to up level their voice quality, speech precision and even vocal pitch and volume control.
The unique thing about Voice Science™ is that we only work alongside adults. We choose to focus on relevant and appropriate therapy for adults. You should feel affirmed in sessions and the first step for that is to enter an adult-focused clinic.
And to top it off, as speech pathologists we’re qualified to target multiple goals that you might have for your communication.
The Speech Pathology Assessment for Adults with Hearing Loss is the first step.
Our clinic is based in Collins Street – easy to access and perfect if you’re based in the city or working from the city. We also provide Australia-wide and international services via our cutting edge virtual clinic.
We are one of the few speech pathology clinics that offers speech therapy in Melbourne that is structured for adults solely. This makes our clinic the perfect spot if you are looking for a confidence boosting spot to work on your social communication. All of our approaches are geared to adults. You don’t want to visit a clinic with lots of toys, kids picture books and a paediatric focus if your goals are real life adult needs!
Speech Therapy for Hearing Loss in Adults
Our Speech Therapy Assessment for Hearing Loss is suited to adults with hearing loss managed by hearing aids or cochlear implants and is your first step to addressing your concerns.
Our speech pathologists will investigate your speech pronunciation, voice and social communication.
You’re welcome to bring an Auslan interpreter to your initial assessment session and sessions thereafter. This is optional, however, according to your preference.
This session is the chance for you to share your global communication concerns with the speech pathologist who will prepare a comprehensive consultation report designed to identify core strategies to be addressed with you in ensuing social communication therapy sessions.
Sessions are billed according to NDIS pricing.
Please contact our clinic first for preparation of your service agreement prior to commencement.
Rebates may be available for these sessions.
We welcome referrals from allied health service providers and general practitioners for speech pathology treatment adults with autism or social communication concern. Click here to read more about referrals.
SPEECH THERAPY ASSESSMENT FOR ADULTS WITH HEARING LOSSThe First Step to Clarity & Impact
About the Program
Individually tailored clinical communication assessment is undertaken by one of our speech pathologists.
This assessment session is suited to adults with:
- Hearing Impairment
Every Assessment includes:
+ Case history interview to determine the history of communication concerns and impacts.
+ Assessment into core communication environments impacted.
+ Careful consideration of your current communication needs, workplace setting, career aspirations, areas of concern.
+ A full diagnostic report with comprehensive treatment plan
+ Correspondence with your General Practitioner or Ndis Plan Manager – if desired.
Please allow 45 minutes for this session
If you have questions about this service, please contact our helpful reception team.
What the Assessment Investigates
This consultation is the perfect fit for clients who have concerns about some or all of the following:
- How to speak clearer
- How to actually pronounce sounds that you find challenging
- How to get more accuracy in everyday speaking
- How to improve your communication in ways that are more practical than the speech therapy you received as a kid
- Strategies for building up your public speaking success so you can present independently without an interpreter
- Voice projection
- Increasing your participation in work meetings
- Increase and maintain relationships
- Rapport building strategies and approaches for improved conversations
- Creating small talk and conversation
- Building relationships, forming friendships & interpersonal relationships
- Uncertainty about how to behave socially &/or anxiety about how to interact with people
- Difficulties expressing or sharing your feelings or mood with the right words
- Severe difficulties entering a group setting
- Problems turn-taking when having conversations
- Voice expression strategies so you can reflect your message with the right tone of voice more effectively
Book Your Appointment
Want to get your social communication training started?
The first appointment to book is Your Diagnostic Speech Assessment for Adults with Hearing Loss
Click the button below to select a time for your first appointment. This will take you to our online booking site.
We moved to our virtual clinic on Monday the 16th of March, 2020, until further notice.
As such, our team will deliver your appointment online.
Each of us, yourself included, are crossing paths with vulnerable citizens of our communities. At Voice Science, we do not want to fail to react & respond to this critical phase.
Our virtual clinic has been running for 6 years alongside our Collins St site. We have served every continent other than Antartica & Africa! The gear and tech needs no dress rehearsal, all we need is your ongoing trust & faith in our high quality service as always. We will however reach out to you personally, with a video tutorial to orientate you fully for your coming sessions.
My team is valuable and I’ve always wanted a safe and beautiful environment at Voice Science for them, and all of you.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
What happens after the assessment?Choose Your Speech Pathology for Hearing Loss Program
Once your assessment session is completed you can proceed direct into your speech therapy with our team.
We’ll create practical speech therapy targets alongside you to proactively address your communication precision, speech accuracy, intonation, and vocal function and health for daily life in spite of hearing impairment.
Our speech pathologists can also help you with social skills and tips to help with your social life, family life or even during everyday activities in public. This may involve strategies around networking, making small talk, getting the conversation going, joining groups, self-advocacy and pragmatic gestures around persuasiveness, diplomacy and assertiveness when communicating.
We can’t wait to start working on your goals!
The exact content of therapy sessions will vary significantly depending on what your goals are. We tailor our sessions to your needs so that you get the most out of our sessions. Goals in this area can take time to implement so it is important to us that we are targeting areas that you are motivated to improve in.
Our therapy sessions can be completed both 1:1 and online. This allows you to have maximum control over your calendar and find a time that suits you best. We are able to adapt sessions to whichever mode you chose to make the most of your day and experience with Voice Science.
INDIVIDUAL SPEECH THERAPY SESSIONSSession by session- NDIS PRICING
About the Program
+ Solo sessions
This is a good option if you are covered by NDIS.
SILVER SPEECH THERAPY PROGRAM5 Tailored Sessions
About the Program
+ 5 X 45 minute sessions
+ Solo sessions
+ 5 weeks Introductory offer to Cadenza™ – our separate practice product
Our SILVER PROGRAM will take you on a firm & fun adventure into Speech Therapy Strategies for your pronunciation, voice and communication comfort and integrate your daily practise in our membership practise suite.