Hearing Impairment : Nursing Care of Ear and Hearing Health Promotion in Older Persons

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Piyanee Na Nakorn
Mukda Detprapon

Abstract

Hearing impairment that occurs in older persons tends to increase due to physical changes and the lack of promoting the ear health of older persons. This older population with hearing impairment and their families or caregivers experience longterm effects on physical, mental, emotional, social, and economic dimensions. This article aims to present knowledge about age-related changes of the ears, the importance of hearing impairment, and ear and hearing health promotion in older persons. Nurses can play significant roles in promoting hearing health and prevent untimely hearing impairment. This article provides information on hearing impairment regarding agerelated changes, types, causes, risk factors, impacts, and nursing practice to care for and promote the ear and hearing health of older persons with this problem. This information
is expected to be useful for nurses to promote ear and hearing health for enhancing the quality of life of older persons with hearing impairment.
Keywords: Hearing impairment, Nursing, Ear and hearing health promotion, Older persons

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Na Nakorn P, Detprapon M. Hearing Impairment : Nursing Care of Ear and Hearing Health Promotion in Older Persons. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2021 Aug. 29 [cited 2022 Sep. 25];27(2):151-62. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/248928
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