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An essential communication device: the telephone

Communication Technologies for the Elderly: Vision, Hearing and Speech

Author: Mann, W.
Year: 1997
Type: Book Section

Abstract:

As the population ages-the elderly presently comprise 13% of the U.S. population, a number which is expected to grow to 22% in the next 50 years-so does the need for technology to make up for the degeneration and loss of the faculties of hearing, speech, and vision. Fortunately, there have been great strides in such technologies. this volume, with contributions from experts in various fields, addresses the complex needs of the elderly and what aids are available to improve their quality of life.As the population ages-the elderly presently comprise 13% of the U.S. population, a number which is expected to grow to 22% in the next 50 years-so does the need for technology to make up for the degeneration and loss of the faculties of hearing, speech, and vision. Fortunately, there have been great strides in such technologies. this volume, with contributions from experts in various fields, addresses the complex needs of the elderly and what aids are available to improve their quality of life.

Further Details

Author Lubinski, R., Higginbotham, D.
Pages 323-339
Publish Location San Diego
Publisher Singular Publishing Group
Accession Number 12.12.02
Keywords North America, older, assistive device, hearing, vision

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