Title

Effectiveness of occupational therapy services on social engagement in older adults with hearing impairments

Document Type

Critically Appraised Topic

Publication Date

2010

Clinical Question

What are the most effective occupational therapy interventions for older adults with hearing loss regarding positive effects on social engagement?

Clinical Bottom Line

A four-month RCT study conducted with veterans showed that with the use of hearing aids, a significant change in scores improved in social and emotional function, communication function, and cognitive function.

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