Objective: To explore the perceived benefit and likely implementation of approaches used by audiologists to address their adult clients' psychosocial needs related to hearing loss. Design: Adults with hearing loss and audiologists completed separate, but related, surveys to rate their perceived benefit and also their likely use of 66 clinical approaches divided over seven themes that aim to address psychosocial needs related to hearing loss. Study sample: A sample of 52 Australian adults with hearing loss, and an international sample of 19 audiologists. Results: Overall, participants rated all of the approaches highly on both benefit and likelihood of use ; the highest ranked theme was Providing Emotional Support.
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For most people, hearing loss happens gradually over time. But sometimes, hearing loss can come on suddenly and without warning. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission.
Background: Given that hearing loss is associated with increased social isolation, reduced earning potential and neurocognitive disease, findings of uncorrected hearing loss in the homeless population have important policy implications. We sought to estimate the prevalence of hearing impairment in an adult homeless population. Participants were interviewed by 1 interviewer using a modified survey that had been used in previous studies looking at other health needs in homeless populations. A comprehensive head and neck examination and audiometric evaluation were performed in each participant by an otolaryngologist and an audiologist.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Hearing loss is a common problem faced by older adults but is often left untreated. Even then, less than 20 per cent of them will use hearing aids in their day-to-day lives.