Rehabilitation Strategies for Older Adults with Dual Sensory Loss

As many as 1 in 5 people ages 70 years or older have both hearing and vision loss. This article examines dual sensory loss, and provides recommendations for better serving the needs of this unique and growing patient population.

Contents

  • Age-Related Sensory Changes
    • Age-related macular may take one of two forms
    • Diabetic retinopathy
    • Cataracts
    • Glaucoma
    • Dual Sensory Loss
    • Amplification and implant technologies
    • Hearing assistive devices
    • AR program
    • Office accessibility
    • Vision assistive devices
    • Lighting
    • Printed materials
    • Ensuring overall vision/hearing access
    • Enlisting help from a vision specialist
  • Additional online resource

Date: 10/07/2011
Author: Debra Busacco
Organization: all about Seniors
Reference: http://www.allaboutseniors.org/blog/active-adult-living-articles/rehabilitation-strategies-for-older-adults-with-dual-sensory-loss/
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
Tags: deafblindness, glaucoma, aids, generations, light, hearing impaired, sensory disabilities, low vision, senior generation, hearing loss
Categories: Overall support