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  1. Characteristics associated with marginal hearing loss and subjective well-being among a sample of older adults.

    Article - En anglais

    The influence of marginal hearing loss on subjective well-being was studied in order to assess the audiological rehabilitation needs of older individuals.

    Behavioral and audiological data were obtained from 40 subjects 61-81 years of age.

    Group A included 20 subjects with normal audiometric thresholds.

    Group B included 20 subjects with mild-to-moderate degrees of high-frequency hearing loss.

    Each subject completed a hearing loss screening survey, an Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment (ATD PA) and a Profile of Hearing Aid Performance (PHAP).

    The PHAP and hearing loss screen were adequate assessments of self-reported hearing loss, as was the subjective rating of hearing section of the ATD PA.

    People with high-frequency marginal hearing loss reported on the ATD PA less satisfaction with their independence, reduced emotional well-being, and more limitation from their hearing loss than those with normal hearing.

    It is concluded that marginal degrees of hearing loss in older persons can influence subjective well-being, which suggests the importance of a renewed emphasis on audiological rehabilitation for this population.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Surdité, Diminution, Audition, Evaluation, Qualité vie, Demande thérapeutique, Réhabilitation, Exploration, Personne âgée, Homme, ORL pathologie, Trouble audition, Réadaptation physique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hearing loss, Decrease, Hearing, Evaluation, Quality of life, Therapeutical request, Rehabilitation, Exploration, Elderly, Human, ENT disease, Auditory disorder, Physical rehabilitation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0334993

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.