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Chapter 5 The Challenged Patient
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Topics s Physical Challenges s Developmental Disabilities s Pathological Challenges s Other Challenges
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Hearing Impairments
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Conductive Deafness s A blockage of the transmission of sound waves through the external ear canal to the middle or inner ear
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Sensorineural Deafness s Deafness caused by the inability of nerve impulses to reach the auditory center of the brain because of nerve damage to either the inner ear or to the brain
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Recognizing Deafness s Asking questions repeatedly s Misunderstood questions or inappropriate responses s Presence of a hearing aid s Sign language or gestures
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Hearing aids come in various shapes and sizes.
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Accommodations for Deaf Patients s Address patient face to face. s Speak slowly in a normal voice. s Reduce background noise as much s as possible. s Help find or adjust hearing aids. s Use pen and paper. s Utilize an interpreter.
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