The Impact of Hearing Loss on Quality of Life in Older Adults

Purpose: The authors investigate the impact of hearing loss on quality of life in a large population of older adults. 

Design and Methods: Data are from the 5-year follow-up Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study, a population-based longitudinal study of age-related hearing impairment conducted in Beaver Dam, WI. Participants (N=2,688) were 53-97 years old (mean=69 years) and 42% were male.
Implications: Severity of hearing loss is related to reduced QOL in older adults

Date: 01/01/2003
Author: Dayna S. Dalton, Karen J. Cruickshanks, Barbara E. K. Klein Ronald Klein, Terry L. Wiley and David M. Nondahl
Organization: The Gerontological Society of America
Only for Members: No
Content type: Scientific publications
Tags: hearing impaired, hearing loss, journals, quality of life, senior generation, wellbeing