According to the World Health Organization (2022), 1 in 6 people aged ≥60 years experience abuse of one kind or another. The National Council on Aging (2021) places this figure somewhat lower in the United States at 1 of every 10 people aged ≥60 years, with as many as one-third of family caregivers reporting that they have been involved in significant abuse (Cooper et al, 2008). Portions of this article are excerpted from the ABA Tier 1 “Counseling-Infused Audiologic Care.” See CEU offering at staging.audiology.org/education-and-events/eaudiology-online-learning/counseling-infused-audiologic-care-ceu-program. The National Center on Elder Abuse (2022) defines elder abuse as “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an older adult.” The United Nations (2020) has warned of possible increases in elder abuse during protracted health crises. Consistent with this warning, Chang and Levy (2021) reported an 83.6 percent increase in the prevalence of elder abuse among survey respondents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic compared with earlier prevalence estimates. The problem may be even more significant than any estimates suggest as barriers exist for both detection and reporting of elder abuse (Dong, 2015; Schmeidel et al, 2012). Clearly, physical, verbal, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse and passive neglect, confinement, or willful deprivation are experiences more common within the older population than generally recognized. This content is an exclusive benefit for American Academy of Audiology members. If you're a member, log in and you'll get immediate access. Member Login If you're not yet a member, you'll be interested to know that joining not only gives you access to top-notch resources like this one, but also invitations to member-only events, inclusion in the member directory, participation in professional forums, and access to patient resources, tools, and continuing education. Join today!