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Hearing Aids for the Elderly, How it Works and Different Types

Hearing Aids for the Elderly, How it Works and Different Types

As the senses become dull with age, assistive devices offer a convenient solution to counteract the difficulty in living with these age-related changes in the body. The sense of hearing is no different and even without any disease there is age-related hearing loss which is known as presbycusis. The severity of the hearing loss varies […]

Screen Magnifiers and Screen Readers for the Elderly

Screen Magnifiers and Screen Readers for the Elderly

Software for Poor Vision Modern technology has made life easier in many respects and some of the most innovative developments have been a boon for the elderly. Gone are the days of having a caregiver read to a senior with poor vision or depending on a magnifying glasses to compensate for shortfalls in vision even […]

Stair Lifts for the Elderly to Climb Stairs

Stair lifts, or stairlifts, are electric devices that carry a person up and down a flight of stairs. It is one of the most costly assistive devices but can make a major difference for a person’s independence particularly in a multi-storey home. Stair lifts are mainly considered for a person who is disabled and dependent […]

Back Brace and Neck Collars for the Spine

The different braces and collars for the neck and back are known as spinal orthotics. The purpose of these devices are to limit movement of the spine thereby allowing it to heal. There are many different types of braces and collars for the spine but all have the same purpose. It can also help with […]

Axillary and Nonaxillary (Forearm) Crutches for Walking Support

Axillary and Nonaxillary (Forearm) Crutches for Walking Support

Crutches are often seen as the in-between mobility aid, providing greater stability than a walking cane yet not being as restrictive as a medical walker. A crutch, however, as with any mobility aid should be used when the situation demands it as each type of device has distinctive pros and cons. It is ideally suited […]


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