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Learning and Connecting: Teenagers with Hearing Impairment during COVID-19 Restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic in Australia saw physical distancing measures take effect to limit the spread of the virus. Many schools took to remote delivery of education for students, including delivering education via video, emails, and independent reading materials. We continue to work with children in the LOCHI study to explore the experiences of young people with hearing impairment during the time of distance learning.

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NASEM Releases Report on Social Isolation in Older Adults

Health care providers may be in the best position to identify older individuals who are at highest risk for social isolation or loneliness—individuals for whom the health care system may be their only point of contact with their broader community.

Case Study Shows Benefits of Captioned Telephones for Social Connection

A new case study published by the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)—a coalition of 400 technology companies, businesses, and aging service organizations, that are focused on technology to transform the aging experience—reveals that residents in senior living communities who use captioned telephones are less likely to experience the adverse effects of loneliness.

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