Segments in this Video

Anatomy of the Ear (05:14)


Hearing impairment is the most common chronic disability in the U.S. The ear is comprised of the outer ear, inner ear, and middle ear.

Types and Causes of Hearing Loss (02:26)

Conductive hearing loss is reversible with medical intervention. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by age related changes in the ear and repetitive exposure to loud sound.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss and Adaptations (02:13)

Hearing loss can lead to social isolation and jeopardize a patient's safety. Assistive devices include hearing aids and TDD.

Strategies for Communicating with the Hearing Impaired (05:47)

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against deaf and hearing impaired people. Patients may choose the type of communication needed in a hospital environment.

Legal Issues (02:31)

Healthcare facilities are bound by federal laws to make communication accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. An interpreter skilled in ASL must be available at no charge to the patient.

Credits: Hearing Impairments: Caring for the Impaired Patient (00:21)

Credits: Hearing Impairments: Caring for the Impaired Patient

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Hearing Impairments: Caring for the Impaired Patient

Part of the Series : Caring for the Impaired Patient
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In program three, ear anatomy and physiology are discussed and illustrated with clear graphics. This is followed by a discussion of the two primary types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. The most common types of conductive loss - wax buildup, foreign object, abnormal bone growth, swelling, and tumor - are described, as are the two most common types of sensorineural loss - aging and repetitive exposure to loud noise. Other causes of hearing loss discussed include ototoxic medications, infection, head injury, otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, and Ménière’s disease. Signs and symptoms of hearing impairment and methods for facilitating communication with individuals with hearing loss are included.

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL137719

Copyright date: ©2017

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