Vision and Hearing Loss in Older Adults: "Double Trouble"

Berry, Paige; Mascia, John; Steinman, Bernard A.
March 2004
Care Management Journals;Spring2004, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p35
Academic Journal
Examines issues faced by older people in the United States who are hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired. Common causes and behavioral signs of hearing and vision loss; Functional implications of the dual sensory impairment; Prevalence data; Limitations of hearing aids; Use of assistive technology, such as low vision aids.


Related Articles

  • Hearing Aids, Assistive Devices, and the Need for A Communication Specialist. Laszlo, Charles A. // Canadian Hearing Report;2012, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p33 

    The article offers the author's insights on the hearing aids and assistive devices he used and his need for a communication specialist to treat his hearing disorder. The author states that her is a senior and is having a hard time hearing that is why he used such devices. He also relates that...

  • Image and Video Processing for Visually Handicapped People. Pun, Thierry; Roth, Patrick; Bologna, Guido; Moustakas, Konstantinos; Tzovaras, Dimitrios // EURASIP Journal on Image & Video Processing;2007 Special Issue 3, Vol. 2007, p1 

    This paper reviews the state of the art in the field of assistive devices for sight-handicapped people. It concentrates in particular on systems that use image and video processing for converting visual data into an alternate rendering modality that will be appropriate for a blind user. Such...

  • Calendar.  // Accessworld: Technology for Consumers with Visual Impairments;May2009, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p1 

    A calendar of events for consumers with visual impairments in May 2009 in the U.S. is presented, including National Federation of the Blind National Convention, American Council of the Blind National Convention, and Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) 2009 Chicago Conference.

  • News.  // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;May2006, Vol. 100 Issue 5, p316 

    Provides information on information resources related to visual impairment and blindness. Publication of the "2006 AccessWorld® Guide to Assistive Technology Products"; Release of the proceedings of the Second Asian Conference of Deafblind International,"Deafblindness-Breaking Barriers in...

  • Hearing Care Products Are Not (Only) for Older People! Strom, Karl // Hearing Review;Oct2007, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p8 

    The article focuses on assuasive devices and hearing conservation products. It mentions that the products can de used to advance the message that hearing care is not just for older people but also for younger people with milder hearing losses. It states that the devices and products remain an...

  • Seminar on enhancing services for older adults with visual and hearing impairments.  // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Jun2005, Vol. 99 Issue 6, p374 

    This article presents information on the seminar on serving older adults with visual impairments and hearing loss organized by the Helen Keller National Center to be held on September 12-16, 2005 in Sands Point, New York. The seminar is designed for service providers, administrators, care...

  • Changes at the Volta Bureau.  // Exceptional Children;Nov1953, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p89 

    The article profiles the former Volta Speech Association for the Deaf executive secretary and editor of the periodical "Volta Review," Josephine Baxter Timberlake. She has served hearing impaired people for 34 years. Timberlake discovered the need for trained teachers of the hearing handicapped...

  • Product Pipeline. Bell, Lori // Library Journal;Spring2004 Net Connect, Vol. 129, p10 

    Features the latest in assistive or adaptive technology and its implications for librarians in the U.S. as of April 16, 2004. Emergence of telecommunications devices for the deaf; Development of Rhetorical's voice modeling software for the text-to-speech industry; Digital accessible information...

  • Changing Lives With Assistive Technologies. Hartnett, Judy Faust // District Administration;Jun2012, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p68 

    An interview is presented with Trad Robinson, the chief information officer (CIO) of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. When asked about his career accomplishments, Robinson discusses his experiences as Director of Technology in multiple U.S. school districts and the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics