Hearing loss: Why does It matter for nursing homes?

Janice Blustein, Joshua Chodosh, Barbara E. Weinstein, Ellen McCreedy

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Over the past decade, hearing loss has emerged as a key issue for aging and health. We describe why hearing loss may be especially disabling in nursing home settings and provide an estimate of prevalence using the Minimum Data Set (MDS v.3.0). We outline steps to mitigate hearing loss. Many solutions are inexpensive and low-tech, but require significant awareness and institutional commitment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-327
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2018


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