Vision, Hearing Impairment Get Overdue Attention
Stuen, Cynthia, Aging Today
Most people do not realize that vision loss and hearing loss are among the top seven chronic health conditions that affect quality of life and medical service use among older adults in the United States. When the federal government released Healthy People 2010, it was significant that this once-a-decade set of national guidelines included a chapter on vision and hearing objectives for the first time. Among 28 focus areas in Healthy Aging 2010: Objectives for Improving Health, the "Vision and Hearing" section is intended to "improve the visual and hearing health of the nation through prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation."
As Healthy People 2010 explains, …
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Publication information: Article title: Vision, Hearing Impairment Get Overdue Attention. Contributors: Stuen, Cynthia - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 23. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 2002. Page number: 8. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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