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Prevalence of hearing loss in older adults in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study.
There are no recent population-based data on the prevalence of hearing loss in older adults using standard audiometric testing. The population-based Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study was designed toExpand
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Prevalence of olfactory impairment in older adults.
CONTEXT Older adults represent the fastest-growing segment of the US population, and prevalences of vision and hearing impairment have been extensively evaluated. However, despite the importance ofExpand
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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 HearingExpand
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Prevalence and 5-year incidence of tinnitus among older adults: the epidemiology of hearing loss study.
Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ear or head) can range from barely noticeable to debilitating. Although a few studies have estimated the prevalence of this condition in adult populations, we knowExpand
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The Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy. XV. The long-term incidence of macular edema.
BACKGROUND As part of a population-based study of diabetes mellitus, the incidence of macular edema over a 10-year period and its relation to various risk factors are examined. METHODS There wereExpand
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The Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy: XVII. The 14-year incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy and associated risk factors in type 1 diabetes.
OBJECTIVE To examine the 14-year incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy and macular edema and its relation to various risk factors. DESIGN Population-based incidence study. SETTING TheExpand
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Low Prevalence of Hearing Aid Use Among Older Adults with Hearing Loss: The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study
OBJECTIVES: To measure the prevalence of hearing aid use among older adults with hearing loss and to identify factors associated with those currently using hearing aids.
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Tinnitus and its risk factors in the Beaver Dam Offspring Study
Abstract Objective: To assess the prevalence of tinnitus along with factors potentially associated with having tinnitus. Design: Data were from the Beaver Dam Offspring Study, an epidemiologicalExpand
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Cigarette smoking and hearing loss: the epidemiology of hearing loss study.
CONTEXT Clinical studies have suggested that cigarette smoking may be associated with hearing loss, a common condition affecting older adults. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between smokingExpand
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The prevalence of age-related macular degeneration and associated risk factors.
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to examine how retinal drusen, retinal pigmentary abnormalities, and early AMD are related to age, sex, and otherExpand
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