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Tips for Dealing with the Elderly
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Tips for the caregiver on how to deal with the elderly who suffer from loss of hearing or loss of sight. Ten tips for dealing with blind, hard of hearing, or disoriented persons. >>View Info

Presbycusis (age-related hearing loss)
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discussion by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, including nature, symptoms, causes, treatments, and tips for the caregiver in helpful way...

Captions For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Viewers
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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This information on the many forms of available captions to help a television viewer who is hard of hearin...

Sensible Strategies for Better Communication with People who are Hard of Hearing
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by the American Academy of Audiology. Includes general tips, tips for a social gathering at your home, tips for visiting a restaurant, and tips for a meeting. >>View Info

Making Sense Of Your Health Insurance Plan -- Speech, Language, Hearing Benefits
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a 6 page pamphlet by the American Speech – Language – Hearing Association. Important for caregivers of the elderly to consider insurance coverage issues in connection with consulting your doctor. >>View Info

Managing Agitation in Elderly Patients With Dementia
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by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Ph.D., Geriatric Times, May-June, 2001. This excellent article on caregiving for dementia patients includes the observation that, "The effect of hearing aids has been demonstrated in two studies in which fitting patients with...

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Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults
June 18, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, analyzing data from 1,140 men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss and 529 with normal hearing, found that those with hearing deficits were significantly more likely to have experienced hospitalizat...

Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds
January 23, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins has found an apparent link between hearing loss and accelerated cognitive decline in older adults. The new study was published on January 21, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical...

Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report
September 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

"More than 4 in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that’s significant enough to send them to a doctor," according to the August, 2012 issue of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter published by the Nat...

Considerations When Shopping For a Hearing Aid
October 31, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Some things to consider before buying a hearing aid, such as a telecoil, directional microphone, digital noise reduction, and, of course, one's lifestyle. Watch a short video from Consumer Reports »

Elder Care At Home, Chapter 9: Hearing Problems, Aging in the Know
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

by American Geriatrics Society's Foundation for Health in Aging. Tips for the caregiver on understanding the problem, when to get professional help, what you can do to help, carrying out and adjusting your plan, and checking on progress. >>Vi...

Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireless Telephones – FCC Consumer Facts
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

Federal Communications Commission. Before you contemplate purchasing a wireless telephone or cell phone for your elderly loved one, you should read this information. Wireless phones may cause interference and background noise with a hearing aid. Rea...

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