Type of Resources
The purpose of this research project was to determine if there might be a need to supplement hearing healthcare service delivery for older adults with or at risk of cognitive decline. Through database searches, evidence was collected from the literature to determine recommended resources within the professional field of audiology and surrounding healthcare professions. Based on the literature, appropriate resources for retention of medical information in this population were recommended. Resources were then created based on the literature recommendations for hearing aid fittings and follow-ups when working with older adult patients with or at risk of cognitive decline. The resources included written supplemental materials with visual pictures in the form of hand-outs and video supplemental materials available to patients on YouTube. The resources were created to provide older adult patients with hearing loss and with or at risk of cognitive decline with additional support in the hearing aid rehabilitation process.