Vision and Hearing Loss

Started Feb 21, 2020
1 credit


Full course description

Older adults often face the combined loss of both vision and hearing. This course reviews the physical causes of hearing loss and the impact of hearing loss on individuals. It also covers the services and technologies that can improve the quality of life.

This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the causes and types of hearing loss and their impact on older adults with vision loss.
  2. Identify technology that will enhance the independent living of older adults with combined vision and hearing loss.
  3. Apply strategies, such as practical tips and checklists, for working with older adults with combined vision and hearing loss.
  4. Identify resources for services to older adults with combined vision and hearing loss.

The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations.

Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,

PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:

NRTC logo and Mississippi State logo 

NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

For daily content relevant to the field of blindness and low vision, connect with us on social media:

NRTC FacebookNRTC Twitter

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