Professional practice update: Management of age related hearing loss

Jan F. Welsh, Suzanne C. Purdy

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    This paper presents some current issues relating to the management of age-related hearing loss to reduce the effects of auditory deprivation and maximise the potential for acclimatisation during the hearing rehabilitation process. Early intervention in age-related hearing loss affords the best chance for successful aural rehabilitation, promotes healthy communication and may reduce the effects of other serious health issues for older people. In both Australia and New Zealand the older person may be eligible for subsidised hearing aids under the Governments' Hearing Services Programmes. However, hearing aids are just the beginning of a bearing rehabilitation programme. Best practice audiological management depends on a combination of strategies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)56-61
    Number of pages6
    JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001


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