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Effect of hearing aids on hearing disability and quality of life in the elderly.
Int J Audiol. 2006 Jul; 45(7):400-5.IJ

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the effects of fitting a hearing aid by measuring the benefits derived from hearing aid use. Besides audiologic tests, a short version of the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly, and the EuroQol questionnaire were used in a prospective study. Ninety-eight first-time hearing aid users were interviewed prior to, and six months after, the fitting of their first hearing aids. The total HHIE-S score changed from 28.7 before, to 12.7 six months after, hearing aid fitting. Altogether 40%-60% of the users reported fewer social or emotional problems. There was a statistically significant positive change in the EQ-VAS score. According to the HHIE-S, hearing aids clearly alleviated hearing disability. The EQ-5D questionnaire was not sensitive enough for measuring the health-related quality of life of subjects with hearing impairment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Oulu, Finland. arja.vuorialho@oulu.fiNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16938798

Citation

Vuorialho, Arja, et al. "Effect of Hearing Aids On Hearing Disability and Quality of Life in the Elderly." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 45, no. 7, 2006, pp. 400-5.
Vuorialho A, Karinen P, Sorri M. Effect of hearing aids on hearing disability and quality of life in the elderly. Int J Audiol. 2006;45(7):400-5.
Vuorialho, A., Karinen, P., & Sorri, M. (2006). Effect of hearing aids on hearing disability and quality of life in the elderly. International Journal of Audiology, 45(7), 400-5.
Vuorialho A, Karinen P, Sorri M. Effect of Hearing Aids On Hearing Disability and Quality of Life in the Elderly. Int J Audiol. 2006;45(7):400-5. PubMed PMID: 16938798.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of hearing aids on hearing disability and quality of life in the elderly. AU - Vuorialho,Arja, AU - Karinen,Petri, AU - Sorri,Martti, PY - 2006/8/30/pubmed PY - 2007/3/3/medline PY - 2006/8/30/entrez SP - 400 EP - 5 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 45 IS - 7 N2 - The aim of this study was to assess the effects of fitting a hearing aid by measuring the benefits derived from hearing aid use. Besides audiologic tests, a short version of the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly, and the EuroQol questionnaire were used in a prospective study. Ninety-eight first-time hearing aid users were interviewed prior to, and six months after, the fitting of their first hearing aids. The total HHIE-S score changed from 28.7 before, to 12.7 six months after, hearing aid fitting. Altogether 40%-60% of the users reported fewer social or emotional problems. There was a statistically significant positive change in the EQ-VAS score. According to the HHIE-S, hearing aids clearly alleviated hearing disability. The EQ-5D questionnaire was not sensitive enough for measuring the health-related quality of life of subjects with hearing impairment. SN - 1499-2027 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16938798/Effect_of_hearing_aids_on_hearing_disability_and_quality_of_life_in_the_elderly_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992020600625007 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -