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How do you teach a 95 year old to use a hearing aid when she doesn't want one?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: How can we teach her

If she is refusing to wear it, nothing can be done about it.
See whether the hearing aid is ill- fitting, may be the reason for her refusal.

In brief: How can we teach her

If she is refusing to wear it, nothing can be done about it.
See whether the hearing aid is ill- fitting, may be the reason for her refusal.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: You cannot

If a 95 year old does not wish to wear a hearing aid, I am not sure you can compel her. You may try having her see her audiologist for a teaching session.
She can demonstrate that she can put the aid in and take it out properly, etc. She may change her mind if she sees that she can handle the device. If she just doesn't want one and she is control of her faculties, there is not much you can do.

In brief: You cannot

If a 95 year old does not wish to wear a hearing aid, I am not sure you can compel her. You may try having her see her audiologist for a teaching session.
She can demonstrate that she can put the aid in and take it out properly, etc. She may change her mind if she sees that she can handle the device. If she just doesn't want one and she is control of her faculties, there is not much you can do.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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