Hearing impairment, disability and handicap in elderly people living in residential care and in the community

Stumer, J, Hickson, L and Worrall, L (1996) Hearing impairment, disability and handicap in elderly people living in residential care and in the community. Disability and Rehabilitation, 18 2: 76-82.

Author Stumer, J
Hickson, L
Worrall, L
Title Hearing impairment, disability and handicap in elderly people living in residential care and in the community
Journal name Disability and Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0963-8288
Publication date 1996-02-01
Year available 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 76
End page 82
Total pages 7
Place of publication LONDON
Publisher TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Language eng
Abstract This study aimed to compare the prevalence of hearing impairment, disability and handicap in the elderly living in residential care with those living in the community, and to examine the relationship between impairment, disability and handicap in both groups. Fifty community-based and 129 residential subjects were assessed using pure-tone audiometry as a measure of impairment, and a self-assessment questionnaire as a measure of disability and handicap. Community-based subjects were also assessed using a test of speech discrimination as an objective measure of disability. Results indicated 95% of residential subjects and 70% of community-based subjects were hearing-impaired, while 27% of residential subjects and 42% of community-based subjects demonstrated significant disability/handicap. Significant correlations were obtained between impairment, disability and handicap in both subject groups. The implications of the findings for the aural rehabilitation of the elderly are discussed.
Keyword elderly
hearing
Icidh
Nursing-Home
Prediction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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