The Whisper Test

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Mar 15, 2023 - 2:39pm CDT

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This video (2:18 minutes) describes the whisper test for older adults. The whisper test is a simple and accurate screening test to detect hearing impairment. The administration of this test takes one to two minutes. The Whisper Test is also utilized in Medicare AWV+ Visits as a way to identify potential hearing loss or issues and refer patients to audiology services to ensure independence and optimal aging.

Source: UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Optimizing Aging Collaborative, 2017
https://geriatrics.ucsf.edu/oac/resources/healthcare-providers-oac-toolkit-items-clinical-assessment-older-adults

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