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rehabilitation:

see physical therapyphysical therapy
or physiotherapy,
treatment of disorders of the muscles, bones, or joints by means of physical agents—heat, light, water, manual and electronic massage, and exercise. Stroke, arthritis, fractures, and nerve damage are common conditions treated.
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Rehabilitation

Slum areas and substandard buildings brought up to an acceptable living standard. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s standards state: “returning a property to a state of utility through repair or alteration which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those portions or features of the property which are significant to its historical architectural, and cultural values.”To repair an existing building to good condition with minimal changes to the building fabric; may also include adaptive reuse or restoration; also called rehab.

Rehabilitation

 

(1) Restoration of rights.

(2) In medicine, medical, pedagogical, occupational, and legal measures that aim to restore the health and work capacity of individuals with physical and mental limitations resulting from disease or injury. Persons undergoing rehabilitation include those suffering from some diseases of the internal organs, from congenital and acquired diseases of the musculoskeletal system, from the sequelae of severe injuries, and from mental diseases. Rehabilitation is of particular importance for children suffering from mental retardation or from defects in hearing, speech, or vision.

Rehabilitation includes such therapeutic measures as occupational and exercise therapy, sports, electrotherapy, mud therapy, and massage. These procedures are carried out in rehabilitation departments and centers in large hospitals and in institutes of traumatology, psychiatry, and cardiology. Other rehabilitative measures develop basic skills needed by patients for self-sufficiency (social and everyday rehabilitation) and train them for work (occupational and industrial rehabilitation).

rehabilitation

[‚rē·ə‚bil·ə′tā·shən]
(medicine)
The restoration to a disabled individual of maximum independence commensurate with his limitations by developing his residual capacity.

rehabilitation

The process of returning a building to its original state of utility by means of repair or alteration.
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CPHI = Communication Profile for the Hearing Impaired, EAR = Effectiveness of Aural Rehabilitation, G = group, HF PTA = high-frequency pure-tone average (average of thresholds at 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, and 4,000 Hz) for right and left ears, HHIE = Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly, HL = hearing level, I = individual, MB = maladaptive behaviors, MCS = mental component scale, NS = nonverbal strategies, PCS = physical component score, SD = standard deviation, SF-12 = Short Form 12-Item Survey, VS = verbal strategies.
Fourteen principles for providing effective aural rehabilitation.
As a direct result of inservice training and aural rehabilitation, batteries which were replaced on a daily basis are now lasting three weeks, versus the previous baseline of 24 hours.
She is the owner/director of HEAR In Dallas, a private practice in aural rehabilitation and Auditory-Verbal therapy.
With over 28 million Americans who are currently deaf or hard of hearing and the impending influx of baby boomers who will be eligible for the Medicare program by the end of this decade, our nation must begin to work through equitable coverage policies for hearing aids and aural rehabilitation services in a concerted manner by both public and private insurance payers.
13] Awareness of the importance of hearing disability and handicap led to the development of various self-report instruments, [14,15] which have been used extensively in the evaluation of hearing aids and in aural rehabilitation.
Findings showed that over half of all heating aid candidates were heating aid users at time of discharge due to audiologic intervention and aural rehabilitation with them and their families.
Research has shown that the use of hearing aids, especially in combination with appropriate aural rehabilitation in a multidisciplinary setting, has helped to reduce Alzheimer's patients' symptoms of depression, passivity, negativism, disorientation, anxiety, social isolation, feelings of helplessness, loss of independence and general cognitive decline.
With hearing loss on the rise in America, The American Academy of Audiology will hold its 14th Annual Convention & Expo April 17-20th in Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center, to highlight advancements in audiologic diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders, hearing aid technology and aural rehabilitation services.
The new hearing program will include unique features for AARP members including state-of-the-art technologies, an extended warranty, battery supplies, aural rehabilitation as well as on-going consultation with the patient and family, and a significant savings when compared to other hearing programs.