C55606: Hearing and hearing loss: an eye care practitioner’s guide - part 2

Bill Harvey explains the various management strategies available to those with hearing impairment

Eye care practitioners see patients on a regular basis so are ideally placed to detect conditions other than just those specific to the eye that might otherwise not be directly reported. They can then ensure that patients understand that help is available and how this might be sought. Eye care practitioners should be aware of the nature of hearing loss, be able to identify patients where there may be a concern, and know the best advice to help the patient address the deficit. It is also essential to be able to communicate effectively with patients who have hearing loss in order to provide adequate eye care.

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