EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION wITH HEARING IMPAIRED PATIENTS : AN APPROACH FOR FAMILY PHYSICIANS

@inproceedings{Shi2011EFFECTIVECW,
  title={EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION wITH HEARING IMPAIRED PATIENTS : AN APPROACH FOR FAMILY PHYSICIANS},
  author={Dr Tan Teck Shi and Esther Lim Ching Yee},
  year={2011}
}
  • Dr Tan Teck Shi, Esther Lim Ching Yee
  • Published 2011
INTRODUCTION In Singapore, one out of every 11 people has hearing impairment.1 Based on a total population of 4.5 million, an estimated 410,000 people would have hearing impairment in Singapore. This number is expected to increase as an ageing population is emerging locally. Hearing impairment is a common but under-reported problem among the elderly. An estimated 50% of those above 80 years of age have hearing loss.1 In a local study of 63 patients at a hospital geriatric medicine service, 52… CONTINUE READING