Publications

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Publications

Here are links to published journals that we think our members will find useful.

 

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McShea L (2013) Hearing Loss in People with Learning Disabilities. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants 7(12): 601 - 605.

Abstract:

People with learning disabilities are more likely to have a hearing loss than the general population, but are less likely to have their hearing problem diagnosed or managed.

 

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McShea L, Corkish C, McAnelly S (2014) Audiology Services: Access, Assessment and Aftercare. Learning Disability Practice 17(2): 20 - 25.
Abstract:
The prevalence of hearing loss among people with learning disabilities is considerably higher than in the general population, yet few clients access audiology services. This article refers to a case study to illustrate how the needs of people with learning disabilities who may have hearing loss can be met.

 

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McShea L, Fulton J & Hayes C (2015) Paid Support Workers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities; their Current Knowledge of Hearing Loss and Future Training Needs. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities doi 10.1111/jar.12201

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Background
People with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have hearing loss than the general population. For those unable to self-advocate, the responsibility of detection and management falls to their caregivers.

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McShea L (2015) “I will make a difference” – Training Caregivers to Improve the Hearing of Adults with Learning Disabilities. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants 9(3): 124-127.

Abstract:

People with learning disabilities are at a higher risk of hearing loss, but are less likely to have this diagnosed or managed. Although the reasons are varied, poor caregiver awareness is commonly mentioned.

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McShea L (2015) Managing Hearing Loss in Primary Care. Learning Disability Practice 18(10): 18-23.
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Aim
To improve access to, and aftercare from, audiology services for people with learning disabilities.

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Bent S, McShea L & Brennan S (2015) The Importance of Hearing: a Review of the Literature on Hearing Loss for Older People with Learning Disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities 43: 277-284.

Accessible summary

It is important to be aware of hearing loss as it affects everyday life and gets worse with age in all adults.
Many people with learning disabilities do not have their hearing checked, and families or carers often struggle to notice hearing problems.

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