A community health worker training program to deliver accessible and affordable hearing care to older adults

Jonathan J. Suen, Hae Ra Han, Carolyn Y. Peoples, Mike Weikert, Nicole Marrone, Frank R. Lin, Carrie L. Nieman

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Abstract

Summary: Community leaders collaborated with human-centered design practitioners and academic researchers to co-develop a community health worker (CHW) training program for delivering community-based hearing care to fellow older adults. When implemented by CHWs, clients’ communication function improved comparably with outcomes following professional interventions. Community-based models offer opportunities to advance hearing health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-49
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of health care for the poor and underserved
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Community engagement
  • Community health worker
  • Community-delivered hearing care
  • Health disparities
  • Health equity
  • Healthy aging
  • Hearing loss
  • Human-centered design
  • Older adults
  • Presbycusis
  • Social design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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