This study described in this article provides a treatment protocol for rehabilitation of dual sensory loss within low vision rehabilitation. 12 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes the evaluation of a nurse-supported self-management programme aimed at empowering the dual sensory impaired older adults to address the domain of instrumental activities of daily living. 11 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This systematic review sought to investigate and summarize the evidence from studies that examined the mental health of older adults with dual sensory loss.  9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to considerations related to speech, hearing and language in older adults. Topics include:

  • hearing loss
  • comorbidities of hearing loss
  • acquired cognitive communication disorders
  • voice changes & disorders in older age
  • non-invasive brain stimulation & aphasia
  • dysarthria
  • dysphonia
  • speech problems with dementia
  • voice disorders
  • post-stroke language recovery

6 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

The authors aimed to assess from the published evidence whether hearing loss does pose a risk for cognitive impairment. 10 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This article describes a study examining the impact of speed-perception training on word recognition effort in older adults with hearing loss. 26 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The authors describe a prospective analysis where they quantified the association of hearing impairment with incident dementia as well as domain-specific cognitive decline in memory, perceptual speed and processing speed. 7 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The authors state that age-related hearing loss is a substantial marker for frailty in older age and is also a contributing factor to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. 7 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This article describes a study which aimed to determine the effects of cognitive ability (working memory) on individual listeners' responses to distortion caused by frequency compression applied to noisy speech. 23 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This publication explored the dimensions of stigma experienced by older adults with hearing loss and those they frequently communicated with to target interventions which promote engagement and positive aging. 10 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

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