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Occupational Therapist

COTA Skills 121
Working with Elders Who Have Hearing Impairments


  • Describe sensorineural and conductive hearing losses
  • Describe ways that slow, progressive changes in the auditory system interfere with occupations that require communication
  • List environmental modifications that reduce background noise in homes and institutions
  • Describe possible safety recommendations for home and institutional environments where hearing-impaired elders reside
  • Describe the effect of age-related hearing loss on socialization, communication, and travel and its possible contribution to feelings of isolation for hearing-impaired elders
  • List suggestions for improving communication with hearing-impaired elders
  • Describe possible behaviors that may indicate hearing impairment

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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