Caring for Patients with Special Needs: Hearing Impairment

The common causes and symptoms of hearing loss are identified in this program and strategies for communicating with those with hearing impairment are demonstrated. In addition, methods for understanding those whose speech may be affected are also shown, and the legal requirements for providing interpreters and other communication services to deaf individuals and their families is discussed. 


1. Define hearing impairment.
2. Recognize the incidence of hearing impairment.
3. Know the causes of hearing impairment (conductive and sensorineural hearing loss).
4. Be familiar with the effects of hearing impairment on daily functions.
5. Know the impact of hospitalization on the hearing impaired person.
6. Be able to assess patient on admission.
7. Be familiar with the following nursing interventions for the hospitalized patient with hearing impairment: communicating with the hearing impaired person whose speech is difficult to understand; communicating with the hearing impaired person who speech reads, and providing education for follow up needs.
Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP028
Media: DVD
Year: 2011
Duration: 20:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Special Interest
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