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Hearing and vision impairment and the 5-year incidence of falls in older adults

Hearing and vision impairment and the 5-year incidence of falls in older adults

Vision and hearing loss occurring simultaneously is common in older adults.  Recent studies indicate that individuals with Duel Sensory Impairment – a common condition in older adults with diabetes and cardiovascular conditions - are at an increased risk of falling. One 2016 study, published in the peer reviewed journal Age and Aging, analyzed the records of 1,478 adults over the age of 55 and found that those with Duel Sensory Impairment (hearing loss and vision loss) were more than two times likely to suffer the debilitating consequences of a fall.  The conclusions of the Australian researchers were that adults over...

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ClearSounds Provides Expert Accessibility Advice on California Committee

When the State of California needs advice about adaptive technologies, particularly for the disabled population, they seek out Michele Ahlman, the CEO of ClearSounds. She spent time recently in Oakland to consult with the state’s Equipment Program Advisory Committee. “The State of California is in a quagmire, as many states are,” Ahlman said. “They’re charged … Continue reading ClearSounds Provides Expert Accessibility Advice on California Committee → The post ClearSounds Provides Expert Accessibility Advice on California Committee appeared first on Clear Sounds.

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