Hearing loss

Innovations

Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction 09/21/12

Primary care physician practices use a comprehensive system (facilitated by software) to encourage Medicare patients to schedule the Annual Wellness Visit and to facilitate completion of and...

Deaf Community Health Workers Provide Culturally Appropriate Education and Support to Deaf Patients, Improving Patient Knowledge and Engagement 01/22/10

Under a program known as the Deaf Community Health Worker Initiative, trained Deaf individuals assist members of the Minnesota Deaf community, including deaf...

Revamped Processes and Systems Enhance Access to High-Quality Interpretation Services for Patients With Limited English Proficiency 09/20/09

UMass Memorial Medical Center's Language Services Department uses a comprehensive process to ensure that patients with limited English proficiency and those who are deaf or hard of hearing have...

Educational Programs Bridge Communication Gaps Between Providers and Deaf Community, Leading to Enhanced Knowledge About Cancer Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients 10/03/08

The University of California at San Diego Moores Cancer Center developed several initiatives to improve access to culturally competent care for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, including...

QualityTools

Toolkits for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs 04/25/12

This series of toolkits offers tips and tools that families and providers could use to support quality improvement within systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.

The following toolkits are available:...

Hearing Aid Online Guide 11/23/09

This online guide for consumers presents general information on hearing aids and types of hearing loss, as well as how to get a hearing evaluation, how to choose a device, and how to have it properly adjusted.

The guide includes the...

Learn the Signs. Act Early. 02/10/09

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early” campaign provides a variety of tools and materials to help parents recognize the signs of developmental disabilities such as autism. The campaign helps parents measure...

Ten Ways to Recognize Hearing Loss 12/17/07

By answering this questionnaire, consumers can screen themselves for common signs of hearing loss.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) SeniorHealth 12/17/07

This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.

This Web site addresses the following topics:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis...

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