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Daily life consequences of hearing loss in the elderly.
Disabil Rehabil. 2011; 33(23-24):2179-85.DR

Abstract

PURPOSE

To assess the daily life consequences of hearing loss in older adults and to explore the influences of hearing loss, subjective assessment of health and general life satisfaction, gender, age and marital status.

METHOD

Eighty-four participants, each older than 65 years, were consecutively recruited from a hospital waiting list for outpatient hearing aid fitting. All participants were assessed by pure-tone audiometry. Daily life consequences of hearing loss were measured using the Hearing Disability and Handicap Scale, which assesses perceived activity limitation and participation restriction. Another questionnaire was used to measure self-assessed health and life satisfaction.

RESULTS

Adjusted linear regression analysis showed that activity limitation was significantly associated with increased hearing loss (p = 0.028) and decreased health (p = 0.009), and participation restriction with lower estimated life satisfaction (p ≤ 0.001). Gender, age and marital status were not determinant factors for perceived activity limitation or participation restriction.

CONCLUSIONS

Daily life consequences of hearing loss, health conditions and general life satisfaction are closely related. These findings indicate that health factors and psychosocial aspects should be emphasised as a natural part of audiological rehabilitation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

ENT Department, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital, Oslo, Norway. jorunn.solheim@lds.noNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22026556

Citation

Solheim, Jorunn, et al. "Daily Life Consequences of Hearing Loss in the Elderly." Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 33, no. 23-24, 2011, pp. 2179-85.
Solheim J, Kværner KJ, Falkenberg ES. Daily life consequences of hearing loss in the elderly. Disabil Rehabil. 2011;33(23-24):2179-85.
Solheim, J., Kværner, K. J., & Falkenberg, E. S. (2011). Daily life consequences of hearing loss in the elderly. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(23-24), 2179-85. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2011.563815
Solheim J, Kværner KJ, Falkenberg ES. Daily Life Consequences of Hearing Loss in the Elderly. Disabil Rehabil. 2011;33(23-24):2179-85. PubMed PMID: 22026556.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Daily life consequences of hearing loss in the elderly. AU - Solheim,Jorunn, AU - Kværner,Kari J, AU - Falkenberg,Eva-Signe, PY - 2011/10/27/entrez PY - 2011/10/27/pubmed PY - 2012/3/17/medline SP - 2179 EP - 85 JF - Disability and rehabilitation JO - Disabil Rehabil VL - 33 IS - 23-24 N2 - PURPOSE: To assess the daily life consequences of hearing loss in older adults and to explore the influences of hearing loss, subjective assessment of health and general life satisfaction, gender, age and marital status. METHOD: Eighty-four participants, each older than 65 years, were consecutively recruited from a hospital waiting list for outpatient hearing aid fitting. All participants were assessed by pure-tone audiometry. Daily life consequences of hearing loss were measured using the Hearing Disability and Handicap Scale, which assesses perceived activity limitation and participation restriction. Another questionnaire was used to measure self-assessed health and life satisfaction. RESULTS: Adjusted linear regression analysis showed that activity limitation was significantly associated with increased hearing loss (p = 0.028) and decreased health (p = 0.009), and participation restriction with lower estimated life satisfaction (p ≤ 0.001). Gender, age and marital status were not determinant factors for perceived activity limitation or participation restriction. CONCLUSIONS: Daily life consequences of hearing loss, health conditions and general life satisfaction are closely related. These findings indicate that health factors and psychosocial aspects should be emphasised as a natural part of audiological rehabilitation. SN - 1464-5165 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22026556/Daily_life_consequences_of_hearing_loss_in_the_elderly_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09638288.2011.563815 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -