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Hearing difficulties, uptake and outcomes of hearing aids in a rehabilitation program in people 85 years old
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Technical Audiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Geriatric. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Geriatric Medicine in Linköping.
Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Geriatric Medicine in Linköping. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Clinical Memory Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Geriatric. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Geriatric Medicine in Linköping.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 51, no 2, 108-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to investigate self-reported hearing difficulties, uptake, and hearing-aid outcomes and their relationships to demographic, cognitive, psychosocial, and health variables in 85 year olds.

DESIGN AND STUDY SAMPLE:

Three hundred and forty-six elderly adults participated in a survey that included questionnaires and home visits. Fifty-five percent of participants admitted to having hearing difficulties, and 59% of these owned hearing aids. The participants' most frequently cited reason for not acquiring hearing aids was that they did not think their hearing problem was perceived as severe enough. Participants with hearing difficulties who did not own hearing aids showed worse general and mental health. Many of the elderly participants were successful in their rehabilitation, and their hearing-aid outcomes were similar to those of a younger group, with the exception of a greater proportion of non-users among the elderly.

CONCLUSION:

Many older people with self-reported hearing difficulties do not acquire hearing aids, despite this study's findings that older people are likely to have success with hearing rehabilitation. It is important to make greater efforts to try to increase elderly adults' awareness of hearing loss and the benefits of hearing rehabilitation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2012. Vol. 51, no 2, 108-115 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-reported hearing difficulties, hearing aids, elderly, general health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124347DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2011.622301ISI: 000299291800006PubMedID: 22107444OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124347DiVA: diva2:897954
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2016-02-08Bibliographically approved

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