Aural (re)habilitation is the reduction of hearing-loss-induced deficits of function, activity, participation, and quality of life through a combination of different approaches, such as sensory management (e.g., via hearing aids or cochlear implants), instruction, perceptual training, and counseling. It is a field with roots in the United States from over 50 years ago and the research contributing to the field comes from an array of subspecialty fields (e.g., bench science work in electrical engineering to behavioral research in cognitive science). Over the years these methods have been employed independently and caused professionals to approach aural (re)habilitation as “mainly a medical and technical matter”. Thus, a holistic approach to hearing healthcare is still missing from the field of communication sciences and disorders. Without a holistic, family-centered approach to aural (re)habilitation, professionals are limited in their abilities to provide people with hearing loss the tools and skills to navigate their world. In the Spoken Language Processing lab, we work towards such a holistic approach by conducting experimental and qualitative research with people of all ages and with all levels of hearing from a multidisciplinary approach. These research efforts often overlap and are centered on a common goal: to provide human beings relying on listening and spoken language with the opportunity to effectively communicate with those around them. The following overarching goals guide our research program: 1) employ experimental studies to understand the sensory encoding of talker-specific information in the speech signal and its role in spoken language processing, 2) employ the qualitative methodology of narrative sensemaking to identify and understand the perspectives of people affected by hearing loss; and 3) employ both experimental and qualitative studies to generate evidence-based, developmentally appropriate assessment and intervention tools for the aural (re)habilitation of people with hearing disorders.