Hearing Loss in Older Adults
“Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older adults and has important effects on their physical and mental health. Despite these effects, most older patients are not assessed or treated for hearing loss.” (According to Scientific Review and Clinical Applications, April 16, 2003, Bevan et. al.) Living on a fixed income leads things like food and prescriptions to take precedence over hearing health. Hearing loss also tends to be subtle and progress slowly over time, as a result it is a health condition that is many times overlooked or ignored. To address hearing health in the Collinwood neighborhood the Rose Centers for Aging Well Lakeshore is partnering with CVS Audiology to host a FREE hearing screening day! On Tuesday, March 8 starting at 12:30 we will have an audiologist on site to conduct hearing screenings, check hearing aid function, and to provide hearing aid cleaning. Any questions please call the center directly at 216.373.1680.
I am the Assistant Director for the Rose Centers for Aging Well. We are a non-profit with a senior center in the Collinwood neighborhood. We also deliver hot meals to homebound seniors Monday through Friday in the greater Collinwood area.