No AccessPerspectives on GerontologyArticle1 Jan 2014

Accommodating Dual Sensory Loss in Everyday Practice

    Dual sensory impairment is increasingly prevalent in people over age 65. The combination of vision loss and hearing loss impacts not only day-to-day function from the perspective of the patient, but must also be considered by the speech-language pathologist working with older people in health care settings. This article will discuss the implications of dual sensory impairment for both patients and professionals, and will provide strategies to support communication.

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