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Inter‐relationships between hearing impairment, learning disability services and mental health: are learning disability services ‘deaf’ to hearing impairments?

Inter‐relationships between hearing impairment, learning disability services and mental health:... Prevalence of hearing impairment is quite common in people with learning disabilities (double jeopardy). However, this debilitating co‐morbidity remains largely undetected by carers and professionals due to presence of additional disabilities and complex clinical presentation in this population on the one hand, and lack of specialist hearing impairment service provision and difficulty in accessing generic audiology services on the other hand. This article aims to provide practical guidance on assessment and management of hearing impairment in people with learning disabilities by offering a narrative review of available literature on gaps in service delivery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Emerald Publishing

Inter‐relationships between hearing impairment, learning disability services and mental health: are learning disability services ‘deaf’ to hearing impairments?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1753-0180
DOI
10.1108/17530180200800014
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Abstract

Prevalence of hearing impairment is quite common in people with learning disabilities (double jeopardy). However, this debilitating co‐morbidity remains largely undetected by carers and professionals due to presence of additional disabilities and complex clinical presentation in this population on the one hand, and lack of specialist hearing impairment service provision and difficulty in accessing generic audiology services on the other hand. This article aims to provide practical guidance on assessment and management of hearing impairment in people with learning disabilities by offering a narrative review of available literature on gaps in service delivery.

Journal

Advances in Mental Health and Learning DisabilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2008

Keywords: Hearing impairment; Deafness; Learning disability; Intellectual disability; Autism; Mental illness; Audiology; Hearing impairment services

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