The task of assisting deafened adults in adapting to the loss of receptive communication, as well as the resulting social, psychological, and employment changes presents many challenges to professionals in the field of deafness. People who became deaf after the age of 18 years have to make adjustments to offset their loss of receptive communication skills. The process of learning to accept and cope with hearing loss involves many adjustments by the deafened individuals and significant people in their lives. Rehabilitation professionals need to have an understanding of the adjustments being faced by deafened individuals and be prepared to provide them with useful information related to communication, accommodation and other services that may be needed.
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