095 Hearing Aids and Other Hearing Loss Treatment Options

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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K talks about hearing aids and other ways to address hearing loss with Meg Wallhagen, PhD, Professor of Gerontological Nursing at UCSF s School of Nursing. She is a nationally recognized expert on hearing loss and has been on the board of the Hearing Loss Association of America since 2010. This episode is Part 2 of a two-part series on hearing loss. They discuss:

  • Why people may be entitled to workplace accommodations to address hearing loss
  • What should take place during an initial audiology evaluation
  • How audiologists adjust and fit hearing aids, and what to expect from a good audiology provider
  • What to expect from using hearing aids
  • Common hearing aid options to consider, & how to choose a hearing aid
  • Why it s good to get a hearing aid with a telecoil
  • Why the brain needs time to adjust to hearing aids & why it s essential to use them regularly
  • Who shouldn t get hearing aids
  • Why a Pocket Talker can be a good option for people with dementia
  • Other alternatives to hearing aids, such as special phones
  • Why it s important to address hearing loss sooner rather than later
  • Other simple ways to improve communication with older adults with hearing loss
  • Recent developments in over-the-counter hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs)

Related episode:

094 Interview: Hearing Loss in Aging: Why It Matters & Getting Evaluated

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