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Activity limitation and participation restriction in adults seeking hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation.
Disabil Rehabil. 2006 Mar 15; 28(5):281-8.DR

Abstract

PURPOSES

We first aimed to describe demographic and audiological characteristics of adults referred to a university hospital for hearing aid (HA) fitting and rehabilitation. Our second aim was to employ an inventory that assesses life consequences of hearing impairment (HI) in terms of perceived activity limitation and participation restriction for the first time in a Norwegian adult outpatient population. A third aim was to study life consequences by audiological and demographic characteristics.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

During one year consecutive patients (n = 343) were requested to answer the Hearing Disability and Handicap Scale (HDHS) assessing activity limitation and participation restriction in relation to an audiological examination and medical consultation. The mean threshold of hearing (MTH) was ascertained by pure tone thresholds at 0.5 - 1 - 2 - 4 kHz in the better ear.

RESULTS

Activity limitation and participation restriction were both higher for HA experienced than HA naïve subjects (p < 0.01). In a multivariable model, the explained adjusted variance of activity limitation (R2) was 43.4% with MTH, perceived duration, and severity of hearing problems as predictor variables. Correspondingly, the explained adjusted variance of participation restriction was 28.4% for a model with MTH, age, gender and perceived severity of hearing problems as predictors.

CONCLUSIONS

As a standard supplement to audiometric tests, HDHS may be successfully applied as a clinical tool among similar hearing impaired outpatients in order to assess activity limitation and participation restriction as part of audiological rehabilitation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

ENT Department St. Olav's University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. Anne-Sofie.Helvik@medsin.ntnu.noNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16492622

Citation

Helvik, Anne-Sofie, et al. "Activity Limitation and Participation Restriction in Adults Seeking Hearing Aid Fitting and Rehabilitation." Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 28, no. 5, 2006, pp. 281-8.
Helvik AS, Jacobsen G, Wennberg S, et al. Activity limitation and participation restriction in adults seeking hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation. Disabil Rehabil. 2006;28(5):281-8.
Helvik, A. S., Jacobsen, G., Wennberg, S., Arnesen, H., Ringdahl, A., & Hallberg, L. R. (2006). Activity limitation and participation restriction in adults seeking hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(5), 281-8.
Helvik AS, et al. Activity Limitation and Participation Restriction in Adults Seeking Hearing Aid Fitting and Rehabilitation. Disabil Rehabil. 2006 Mar 15;28(5):281-8. PubMed PMID: 16492622.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Activity limitation and participation restriction in adults seeking hearing aid fitting and rehabilitation. AU - Helvik,Anne-Sofie, AU - Jacobsen,Geir, AU - Wennberg,Siri, AU - Arnesen,Haakon, AU - Ringdahl,Anders, AU - Hallberg,Lillemor R-M, PY - 2006/2/24/pubmed PY - 2006/5/17/medline PY - 2006/2/24/entrez SP - 281 EP - 8 JF - Disability and rehabilitation JO - Disabil Rehabil VL - 28 IS - 5 N2 - PURPOSES: We first aimed to describe demographic and audiological characteristics of adults referred to a university hospital for hearing aid (HA) fitting and rehabilitation. Our second aim was to employ an inventory that assesses life consequences of hearing impairment (HI) in terms of perceived activity limitation and participation restriction for the first time in a Norwegian adult outpatient population. A third aim was to study life consequences by audiological and demographic characteristics. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: During one year consecutive patients (n = 343) were requested to answer the Hearing Disability and Handicap Scale (HDHS) assessing activity limitation and participation restriction in relation to an audiological examination and medical consultation. The mean threshold of hearing (MTH) was ascertained by pure tone thresholds at 0.5 - 1 - 2 - 4 kHz in the better ear. RESULTS: Activity limitation and participation restriction were both higher for HA experienced than HA naïve subjects (p < 0.01). In a multivariable model, the explained adjusted variance of activity limitation (R2) was 43.4% with MTH, perceived duration, and severity of hearing problems as predictor variables. Correspondingly, the explained adjusted variance of participation restriction was 28.4% for a model with MTH, age, gender and perceived severity of hearing problems as predictors. CONCLUSIONS: As a standard supplement to audiometric tests, HDHS may be successfully applied as a clinical tool among similar hearing impaired outpatients in order to assess activity limitation and participation restriction as part of audiological rehabilitation. SN - 0963-8288 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16492622/Activity_limitation_and_participation_restriction_in_adults_seeking_hearing_aid_fitting_and_rehabilitation_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638280500160311 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -