Nursing homes finally seeing benefits of Medicare Advantage supplemental services
Jan 30, 2023
Supplemental benefits designed to address seniors’ health and well-being have long targeted community-dwelling beneficiaries. They have grown from simple dental and vision add-ons to a wide swath of...
Heated COVID-19 nursing home hearing elicits appeals for employee investment, more immigrant workers
Sep 22, 2022
Many problems that afflicted nursing homes before the pandemic were thrust into the spotlight because one-fifth of the nation’s pandemic-related deaths have been connected to nursing homes.
House COVID-19 hearing will focus on nursing homes’ crisis, future
Sep 20, 2022
The plight of nursing home residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in the spotlight Wednesday when experts testify at a House subcommittee hearing about its devastating effects and offer...
13 percent experience difficulty hearing even with hearing aid
Jul 28, 2021
Hearing difficulties increase with age; 26.8 percent of those aged 65 years and older have difficulty hearing with hearing aid
Providers missing residents’ hearing problems due to masks, other PPE
Jul 08, 2021
Personal protective equipment, such as masks and face shields, is negatively impacting the quality of care provided to residents and patients with hearing loss, a survey of healthcare providers has found.
Ford’s clear N95 face mask a game changer for healthcare, hearing impaired, company claims
Feb 05, 2021
Ford Motor Co. is seeking an N95 designation for its clear respirator design. The product is expected to become available this spring if approved, the company announced Tuesday.
Talking through a mask is not easy, but these tips can help
Jul 10, 2020
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has ideas for counteracting the effects of muffled voices and the lost ability to read lips and facial expressions.
Hearing may indeed be the last sense to go, hospice study finds
Jul 09, 2020
New evidence suggests that unresponsive patients’ brains react to sound and that they might be able to hear what clinicians and family are saying.
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, April 30
Apr 29, 2020
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Hearing loss ‘profoundly alters’ the brain and contributes to memory loss, study finds
Apr 23, 2020
The results provide new insights into the relationship between cognitive decline and age-related hearing loss in humans, say the researchers.