Publication Type: Book Chapter
Authors: John Brabyn
Publication: Sage Encyclopedia of Perception, Goldstein, B. (Ed) Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, p.881-883 (2010)
Sensory rehabilitation is the restoration of the ability to perform tasks normally requiring visual or auditory input, when such input is impaired or missing. The process usually involves a combination of training in new strategies and techniques and also harnessing assistive technology. This entry discusses rehabilitation methods for those with full or partial vision loss, as well as examples of auditory rehabilitation.