Sensory impairment in older adults: Part 1: Hearing loss

This is the first part of a two-part article on sensory impairment in older adults. The paper focusses on all the issues surounding hearing impairment and deafness. It is especially intended for nurses but anyone intersted in elderly people and hearing loss can read it.

  • Types of hearing impairment
  • Common symptoms of hearing impairment
  • Assessment strategies
  • Interventions (adaptive techniques, environmental modifications and assistive devices)
  • Tips for nurses by health care setting (hospital, nursing home, ambulatory care, home care)

Date: 01/10/2006
Author: Margaret Wallhagen, Elaine Pettengill and Meredith Whiteside
Organization: AJN - American Journal of Nursing
Only for Members: No
Content type: Tools
Tags: deaf people, aids, sensorineural hearing loss, adults, cochlear implants, hearing impaired, amplification, senior generation, hearing loss
Categories: Medical & Functions, Aids & Appliances