Hearing loss education for older adults in primary care clinics: Benefits of a concise educational brochure.

@article{Wallhagen2017HearingLE,
  title={Hearing loss education for older adults in primary care clinics: Benefits of a concise educational brochure.},
  author={Margaret I. Wallhagen and William Joseph Strawbridge},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  year={2017},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={527-530}
}
Hearing loss, common in older adults, is associated with negative health outcomes but screening rates in primary care clinics are low and individuals screened or referred often do not follow-through. To address these problems, we worked with 2 primary care clinics to design a simple screening and education protocol for integration into a standard office visit. To assess the effectiveness on the education brochure that was developed, we assessed its impact on individuals age 60 or older who… CONTINUE READING