Severe to profound hearing loss in adults

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The consequences of severe to profound hearing loss highlight how complex and variable the auditory system can be. Phonak provides guidance so you can optimize outcomes for adults and their communication partners.

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These unique guidelines provide best practice for the audiological management of adults with severe and profound hearing loss. 
 

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Phonak guidelines provide best practice for the audiological management of adults with severe and profound hearing loss
 

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The Phonak Quick Practice Guide summarizes the highlights on how to manage severe and profound hearing loss.
 

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 Phonak Quick Practice Guide summarizes the highlights on how to manage severe and profound hearing loss.
 

A closed gap in audiology

Laura Turton, editor of the expert guidelines, shares some personal insights on this long-awaited publication on the Phonak Audiology Blog.

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Guidance in an unexplored area

Severe to profound hearing loss has been found to negatively affect quality of life1 and to negatively impact activities of daily living.2,3   This applies to 87 million people worldwide – 2 out of 10 clients entering your clinic are affected.4

Internationally, there are many general guidelines for the assessment and audiological management for adults with hearing loss. Rarely if ever, are people with a severe to profound hearing loss referred to specifically.

A group of international experts in research and clinical practice examined the evidence and developed recommendations on the audiological management of severe to profound hearing loss in adults. The result of this cooperation is a publication filled with expert guidance for hearing care professionals. Here are some highlights of this long-awaited publication:
 

Aim of the guidelines

Successfully managing these complex needs requires ongoing professional development of skills which support your clients on well-being with:

  • Continued hearing device optimization and maintenance
  • Self-management strategies
  • Counseling and support
  • Referral onward when appropriate
 
 
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Stay informed

The Phonak Audiology Blog provides insights from experts across the hearing industry and the scientific community.

Short and easy-to-digest articles will keep you informed about the latest developments in the management of severe to profound hearing loss.

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Listen and learn

“The Audiologist” podcast series offers a new perspective on hearing health topics.

Audiology experts from around the world share their inspiring views and insights from the industry, as well as updates on the latest research.

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References

1. Carlsson, P., Hjaldahl. J., Magnuson, A., Terneval, E., Eden, M., Skagerskarand, A., & Jonsson, R. (2014). Severe to profound hearing impairment: quality of life, psychosocial consequences and audiological rehabilitation. Disability & Rehabilitation, Early Online: 1-8

2. Gopinath, B., Schneider, J., McMahon, C. M., Burlutsky, G., Leeder, S. R., & Mitchell, P. (2013). Dual sensory impairment in older adults increases the risk of mortality: a population-based study. PloS one, 8(3), e55054. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055054

3. Turton, L., & Smith, P. (2013). Prevalence & characteristics of severe and profound hearing loss in adults in a UK National Health Service clinic. International Journal of Audiology, 52(2), 92-97. https://doi.org/10.3109/14992027.2012.73537

4. Stevens, G., Flaxman, S., Brunskill, E., Mascarenhas, M., Mathers, C. D., & Finucane, M. (2013). Global and regional hearing impairment prevalence: an analysis of 42 studies in 29 countries. The European Journal of Public Health, 23(1), 146–152.

 

 

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