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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hearing Loss and Cognitive Assessment

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hearing Loss and Cognitive Assessment

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Laura Vitkus MPH, Nicole Marrone PhD, Elizabeth Glisky PhD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
22007
Date Posted: 
08/06/2018
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
07/31/2018
Abstract: 

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Assessment is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Explain why hearing impairment can influence the results of cognitive assessments
  2. Identify cognitive assessment instruments that do not rely on a patient’s ability to hear
  3. Explain what to do if there is concern that impaired hearing is affecting the results of a cognitive assessment
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”.
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hearing Loss and Cognitive Assessment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/22007