What is this article about?
Hearing loss is highly prevalent in older adults, especially those who are living in residential aged care. In Australia, about 14% of the population has a hearing disorder and over 70% of people over the age of 70 have hearing loss. Approximately 15% of Australians use hearing aids. Given these statistics, you are likely to encounter clients who have hearing impairments and use hearing aids, especially when caring for older adults.