Sensory impairment in older adults: Part 1: Hearing loss

Short description:

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.

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Margaret Wallhagen, Elaine Pettengill and Meredith Whiteside

Publishing organization:

AJN - American Journal of Nursing



Long description:

Main parts

  • 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)

Copyright information:

import from Sensage project