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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australasian Journal on Ageing|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2001|