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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of occult hearing loss in elderly inpatients, to evaluate feasibility of opportunistic hearing screening and to determine subsequent provision of hearing aids. MATERIALS AND METHODS Subjects (>65 years) were recruited from five elderly care wards. Hearing loss was detected by a ward-based hearing screen comprising… (More)
Delirium secondary to pneumonia is expected in the elderly, but when persistent and incongruent with expectation, cerebral abscess should be considered.