A 62-year-old who has worked on an assembly line since he was 24 years old began taking aspirin for arthritis 6 months ago. The client presents to the nurse with hearing problems and ringing in the ears. Which of the following problems should the nurse suspect?
A new nursing assistant asks the nurse how best to approach a hearing-impaired older adult. Which of the following approaches should the nurse recommend?
A nurse who regularly visits an adult daycare center has noted evidence of a hearing deficit in a man who has no documented history of hearing loss. Which of the following factors should the nurse consider when attempting to ascertain the etiology of the man's hearing loss? (Select all that apply.)
The incidence of hearing loss in a long-term care facility is high, especially among white men. What strategy should care providers adopt when communicating with older adults who have hearing loss?
A nurse has been caring for an 83-year-old resident of a nursing home for 2 years and has developed a high level of trust with the resident. Which of the following recent changes in the resident's behavior may signal the possibility of hearing loss?