An Overview of Dual Sensory Impairment in Older Adults: Perspectives for Rehabilitation

DSI refers to the presence of both hearing and vision loss. The occurence of DSI is particularly prevalent among the aging population, with studies showing that 9% and 21% of adults over the age of 70 having some degree of DSI.

  • Causes of DSI Associated With Aging
  • Effects of DSI
  • Single Sensory Impairment
    • Cognitive Capacity
    • Manual Dexterity
    • Communication Needs and Lifestyle
    • Cognitive Considerations
    • Patient-Provider Communication
    • Research Needs
    • Consider the Hearing Aid Style, Features, and Accessories
    • Choice of Battery
    • Use Assistive Technology in Addition to, or in Place of, Hearing Aids
    • Use Tactile Information
    • Research Needs
  • Summary
  • References

Date: 11/14/2007
Author: Gabrielle H. Saunders and Katharina V. Echt
Organization: Trends in Amplification
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications
Tags: adults, deafblindness, journals, rehabilitation, senior generation