Communicating with Hearing Impaired Client Introduction Since hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit, it is almost certain that every nurse will encounter at least one hearing-impaired client ( Deuster & Matulat , 2010). All hearing loss results in severe negative impacts and especially in regard to social isolation. Adult-onset hearing loss is particularly difficult since the person loses a sense of the predictability of life. As a result, the person’s life is marked by social uncertainty, anxiety, fear, and serious problems in coping with challenging situations (Preminger & Yoo , 2010). This paper is concerned with the nurse’s approach to the hearing-impaired client and with strategies to improve communication and social...The end:
.....point is that the content of any health teaching and direct counseling by the nurse results in just a minor effect on client outcomes. The crucial element is the use of psychosocial interventions. . References Deuster , D. & Matulat , P. (2010). Communication skills for interviewing hearing-impaired patients. Medical Education, 44, 1130-1131. Lillemor , M. & Hallberg , M. (2008). Self-reported hearing difficulties, communication strategies and psychological wellbeing (quality of life) in patients with acquired hearing impairment. Disability and Rehabilitation, 30(3), 203-212. Preminger, J. & Yoo , J. (2010). Do group audiologic rehabilitation activities influence psychosocial outcomes? American Journal of Audiology, 19, 109-125.