Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

A 16-year longitudinal study of hearing in very old Australians

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): L. Sanchez | J. Scott | N. Esterman | M. Luszcz

Journal: Audiology Research
ISSN 2039-4330

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1S;
Start page: e2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: epidemiology | hearing | elderly.

ABSTRACT
Hearing impairment is recognised for its prominence among the chronic conditions of ageing, being more prevalent in Australia than all other national health priorities except musculo-skeletal conditions (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004). However despite its prevalence, there have been fewer epidemiological studies of hearing impairment than for other chronic diseases and disorders. Epidemiological data based on audiological evaluations are scant and a rigorously defined burden of illness for hearing impairment at a population or community level using both audiological and self-report types of estimate is still only available from a few studies world-wide (Gates et al., 1990; Davis, 1995; Wilson et al., 1998; Cruikshanks et al., 1998). Longitudinal studies are particularly valuable in providing information about patterns of ageing, about cohort differences in age-related physical, sensory and psychological functioning and for the services which an ageing population might require...

Tango Jona
Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

    
RPA Switzerland

RPA Switzerland

Robotic process automation