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Title: Preventing the psychosocial risks of hearing loss
Contributor(s): Noble, William G  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: There is considerable evidence that people whose hearing is declining are reluctant to acknowledge it because of the stigma associated with this particular type of impairment. Males are more likely to exhibit such reluctance. There is also evidence that acquired hearing loss is associated with increased emotional distress and related mental health problems. General practitioners can play a key role by responding sensitively to signs of reduced hearing ability in their patients, and recommending the use of human and technical resources that address obstacles to communication such as the National Relay Service. This service relies on telecommunication systems that maintain connections between people with hearing loss and the surrounding world.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Family Physician, 38(8), p. 591-593
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 0300-8495
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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