Eye care examinations for people with hearing loss

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17 June 2022
Volume 23, Issue 2

This article provides practical tips for assessing and managing eye health in people with varying degrees of hearing loss.

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Professionalism Clinical practice

Hearing loss affects over 20% of the global population. Consequently, a high proportion of adults visiting eye care services may have underlying deficits in their hearing ability. It is important that eye care professionals understand hearing loss, so they optimise patient interactions during the eye exam, and ensure the implementation of appropriate support strategies. This review article introduces hearing loss and suggests practical tips for assessing and managing eye health in people with varying degrees of hearing loss.

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