Geriatric Audiology

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Thieme, 2000 - Medical - 332 pages
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Throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world, the elderly population is exploding, with the highest growth rate in individuals over the age of 85. Among this group, hearing loss represtnts the third most prevalent chronic illness - one which threatens the independence and quality of life of the geriatric patient.

This outstanding new book provides state-of-the-art information on the evaluation and management of hearing loss in the geriatric patient. Written by the foremost authority in the field, it provides audiologists and speech-language pathologists with the information they need to treat older adults for hearing loss, help them cope with its consequences, and ensure that it does not pose a threat to their independence.

Based on Dr. Weinstein's more than 20 years of experience in the care and study of older adults, the book provides the theoretical and practical information audiologists and speech-language pathologists need. Both students and practicioners will benefit from its wealth of insights.

 

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Contents

Normal and Abnormal Aspects
9
The Aging Auditory System
55
Aging and the Balance Control Systems Jaynee H Calder
141
Rehabilitative Considerations
171
Health Care Delivery
267
LongTerm Care Services
289
Financing Health Care
313
Index
325
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Page 4 - US Bureau of the Census, Estimates of the Population of the United States, by Age, Sex, and Race: April 1, 1960 to July 1, 1973, Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No.
Page 270 - A disadvantage for a given individual, resulting from an impairment or disability, that limits or prevents the fulfillment of a role that is normal, depending on age, sex, social and cultural factors, for that individual.
Page 135 - Event-related potentials recorded from young and old adults during a memory retrieval task.
Page 239 - Efficacy: The probability of benefit to individuals in a defined population from a medical technology applied for a given medical problem under ideal conditions of use.
Page 202 - Do you feel that any difficulty with your hearing limits or hampers your personal or social life?
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