Age-related hearing loss: a case for nursing intervention.

  title={Age-related hearing loss: a case for nursing intervention.},
  author={Debbie Tolson},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={26 6},
This review paper selectively examines the problem of age-related hearing loss. Drawing on specialist audiological research, nursing research and patient anecdotes to make a case for nursing intervention. The limitations of national prevalence estimates are highlighted with regard to dependent elderly people, and are challenged as political underestimations of need. Despite the evidence of an exceptionally high level of potential demand only a minority of elderly people who might benefit from… CONTINUE READING