Dual Sensory Impairment among Community Dwelling Rural Elderly: Concern for Rehabilitation

There is an increase in dual sensory impairment (DSI) (hearing and visual) with increase in elderly population. Most causes of DSI among elderly are treatable. This study determines the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community. 

There is an increase in dual sensory impairment (DSI) (hearing and visual) with increase in elderly population. Most causes of DSI among elderly are treatable. This study determines the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community.

Date: 09/30/2013
Author: Deepthi Ramamurthy, Arvind Kasthuri and Rekha Sonavane
Organization: Journal of Geriatrics
Reference: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jger/2014/254518/
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications
Tags: adults, hearing impaired, hearing loss, low vision, senior generation, visually impaired
Categories: Medical & Functions