Translating Public Health Practices: Community-Based Approaches for Addressing Hearing Health Care Disparities

Jonathan J. Suen, Nicole L Marrone, Hae Ra Han, Frank R. Lin, Carrie L. Nieman

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Abstract

Epidemiologic studies reveal disparities in hearing health care with lower prevalence of hearing aid use among older adults from racial/ethnic minority groups and lower socioeconomic positions. Recent national reports recommend exploring innovative delivery models to increase the accessibility and affordability of hearing health care, particularly for underserved and vulnerable populations. With an expected rise in the prevalence of age-related hearing loss over the next four decades due to a rapidly aging population, the condition is a growing public health imperative. This review describes key public health practices for developing and delivering community-based care that characterizes an emerging area of research in novel approaches of hearing loss management programs to reach underserved populations. With evolving technologies that enable care to extend beyond the clinic, adapting a long-utilized community health worker approach presents a strategy for the field of hearing health care to be actively involved in designing and leading initiatives for achieving hearing health equity. Principles from community-based participatory research offer a paradigm for the field to integrate into its research endeavors for addressing disparities. An interdisciplinary approach for engaging these challenges offers hearing health care researchers and providers an opportunity to advance the field and delivery of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-48
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Hearing
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Healthcare Disparities
Public Health Practice
Hearing
Vulnerable Populations
Delivery of Health Care
Hearing Loss
Community-Based Participatory Research
Minority Groups
Hearing Aids
Ethnic Groups
Research
Health Personnel
Epidemiologic Studies
Public Health
Research Personnel
Technology
Population

Keywords

  • age-related hearing loss
  • community health worker
  • community-based participatory research
  • hearing health care disparities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing

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Translating Public Health Practices : Community-Based Approaches for Addressing Hearing Health Care Disparities. / Suen, Jonathan J.; Marrone, Nicole L; Han, Hae Ra; Lin, Frank R.; Nieman, Carrie L.

In: Seminars in Hearing, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 37-48.

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Suen, Jonathan J. ; Marrone, Nicole L ; Han, Hae Ra ; Lin, Frank R. ; Nieman, Carrie L. / Translating Public Health Practices : Community-Based Approaches for Addressing Hearing Health Care Disparities. In: Seminars in Hearing. 2019 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 37-48.
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