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Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology
audiology, hearing loss, homelessness, hearing aids
National-level counts for individuals experiencing homelessness have been steadily on the rise. People experiencing homelessness face extraordinary barriers and challenges in accessing health care services, including hearing healthcare. Additionally, there is a high prevalence of self- reported hearing difficulties and hearing handicap among people experiencing homelessness. Hearing loss status and management is often not prioritized in healthcare settings, and treatment plans are not typically modified to best address the hearing needs of individuals who are homeless. This evidence-based toolbox for audiologists was developed to help understand and mediate healthcare barriers that people experiencing homelessness face, as well as to help improve their quality of life by creating hearing healthcare management and treatment plans that best benefit them.
Sparacio, Jenna Marie, "Caring for Individuals who are Experiencing Homelessness: An Audiologist’s Toolkit" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.