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Audiology - Communication Research

versão On-line ISSN 2317-6431

Resumo

NAKAMURA, Milena Yoko  e  ALMEIDA, Katia de. Development of education material for providing orientation to the elderly who are candidates for hearing-aid use. Audiol., Commun. Res. [online]. 2018, vol.23, e1938.  Epub 03-Dez-2018. ISSN 2317-6431.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2317-6431-2017-1938.

Purpose

To determine the characteristics and factors to be considered in the process of developing and designing education material in the field of health care aimed for a target population comprised of elderly people; and to develop multimedia material for counseling the elderly who are candidates for hearing-aid use considering the guidelines on health literacy.

Methods

A bibliographic survey of the design factors to be incorporated in the preparation of education material in the field of health care was conducted. In addition, its contents also encompassed orientation and counseling for the elderly who are candidates for hearing aids. The multimedia material developed was based on the literature surveyed.

Results

The guidelines on language, design, layout and typography, organization and graphic illustration according to the literature references studied. Then, 57 content presentation screens making up the multimedia material were drawn up and divided into two main areas: “orientation on hearing aids” and “listening with the hearing aids.”

Conclusion

When preparing education materials in the field of health care, it is important to consider text readability to ensure health information will be understood and learned. In order to access the compilation of our results, the multimedia material we developed as the final product of this study could be made available.

Palavras-chave : Hearing aids; Elderly, Orientation; Counseling; Health literacy.

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