Patient-centered hearing aid orientation: adapting your counselling for non-auditory age-related changes CPDONLINE52
The ageing population is highly heterogenous in terms of cognition, memory/recall, manual dexterity, tactile sensitivity and health literacy. These factors all influence the success of auditory
rehabilitation, and in particular self-management of hearing loss using hearing aids. Audiologists therefore have a responsibility to address these issues during clinical care. In this presentation, data
illustrating the intertwined relationships between non-auditory factors and their association with hearing aid outcome will be presented, as will some easy to implement suggestions that can
be used in everyday clinical practice that support older patients, regardless of their basic abilities.