Auditory verbal therapy (AVT) is a special type of therapy that helps teach an individual with hearing loss to effectively use sound provided by a hearing aid or a cochlear implant to communicate verbally. AVT encourages the person to listen actively and communicate using spoken language. Rather than being drill-based, like some other forms of speech therapy, AVT uses more natural, conversational speech style.
AVT uses any residual hearing a person has and encourages them to learn to listen actively. Close family involvement is critical to the success of this specialized therapy. AVT is generally most effective when hearing loss is detected and diagnosed early, and treatment can begin at a young age.
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World-renowned for our expertise in treating voice conditions. We serve the local community of South Florida, as well as referrals from around the country and Latin America. We promote vocal health education, research, and comprehensive transitional rehabilitation programs through our Vocal Health Collaborative and partnership with the University of Miami Frost School of Music and the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts.