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Update on hearing impairment in later life

Clinical and psychosocial implications

verfasst von: Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Völter, Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl

Erschienen in: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie | Ausgabe 4/2023

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Hearing loss is very common in older people and causes a significant threat to quality of life because it directly impacts on daily functioning from basic autonomy to the enjoyment of cultural activities [1, 2]. In geriatric medicine, rehabilitation, and the public health, however, sensory losses are still considered an “age marker” rather than a focused target for multi-professional treatment, rehabilitation, and psychosocial intervention. This might be because various specialized medical as well as non-medical professionals deal with this topic. On the other hand, intensive interdisciplinary cooperation does not always work as one might expect in a high-quality and effective health system. The current situation in long-term care institutions may be only the tip of the iceberg showing what goes wrong. Unfortunately, optimal treatment and rehabilitation are considered a “must have” but not a “have” in standard clinical practice in the share of older adults. …
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Titel
Update on hearing impairment in later life
Clinical and psychosocial implications
verfasst von
Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Völter
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl
Publikationsdatum
01.07.2023
Verlag
Springer Medizin
Erschienen in
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie / Ausgabe 4/2023
Print ISSN: 0948-6704
Elektronische ISSN: 1435-1269
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00391-023-02197-w

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