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Psychosocial Integrity The nurse cares for an elderly patient with moderate hearing loss. The nurse should teach the patients family to use which of the following approaches when speaking to the patient?



A. Raise your voice until the patient is able to hear you.
B. Face the patient and speak quickly using a high voice
C. Face the patient and speak slowly using a slightly lowered voice.
D. Use facial expressions and speak as you would normally.
Asked by Key, Last updated: Sep 08, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Face the patient and speak slowly using a slightly lowered voice.-question: what should you do to communicate with a person with a moderate hearing loss? needed info: presbycusis: age-related hearing loss due to inner ear changes. decreased ability to hear high sounds.(a) raise your voice until the patient is able to hear you would result in high tones patient unable to hear (b) face the patient and speak quickly using a high voice usually unable to hear high tones (c) face the patient and speak slowly using a slightly lowered voice correct: also decrease background noise; speak at a slow pace, use nonverbal cues (d) use facial expressions and speak as you would normally nonverbal cues help, but need low tones
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