AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

SA21 - What? I Can't Understand You!: Hearing Loss in Older Adults and Nursing Homes

Mar 9, 2019 2:30pm ‐ Mar 9, 2019 3:30pm


Description

This interactive, case-based session will highlight the importance of being aware and skilled in diagnosing older adults with hearing impairment. We will discuss and review different types of hearing losses in older adults, including presbycusis and sudden hearing loss; interpretation of audiometry report and other office hearing tests; availability and indications for various types of hearing assistive devices; and how to efficiently communicate with older adults with hearing loss in nursing homes.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Diagnose different types of hearing losses in older adults.
  • Read and interpret basic audiometry reports.
  • Diagnose and make timely referrals for a case of sudden hearing loss.
  • Discuss how to efficiently communicate with older adults with hearing loss in nursing homes.

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