What is it like to work with older adults that have combined vision and hearing impairment?
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What is it about?
Rehabilitation professionals that work with older adults affected by both vision and hearing impairment develop a special and valuable skill set for communication and interaction. We decided to interview such clinicians and summarize their experiences, since this type of expertise is generally not taught during clinical training.
Why is it important?
The number of older adults with acquired or age-related combined vision and hearing impairment is growing constantly. All health professionals will need the skills to communicate with this population as the quality of the care they provide likely depends on their ability to communicate with these individuals.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Walter Wittich