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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hearing Aids

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hearing Aids

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tom Muller, AuD, Frances Harris, PhD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
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Hearing Aids 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. List three ways in which hearing aids can help an individual to hear better
  2. List three things that hearing aids cannot do to help an individual to hear better
  3. List three routine storage and maintenance activities for hearing aids
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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 Geriatric Education Center."

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH

Suggested Citation:
Dr. Frances Harris and Dr. Tom Muller. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hearing Aids. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: