Auditory hallucinations in adults with hearing impairment: a large prevalence study

@article{Linszen2018AuditoryHI,
  title={Auditory hallucinations in adults with hearing impairment: a large prevalence study},
  author={Mascha M. J. Linszen and Gijsbert A van Zanten and Robert J. Teunisse and Rachel M. Brouwer and Philip Scheltens and Iris E. C. Sommer},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={49},
  pages={132 - 139}
}
Abstract Background Similar to visual hallucinations in visually impaired patients, auditory hallucinations are often suggested to occur in adults with hearing impairment. However, research on this association is limited. This observational, cross-sectional study tested whether auditory hallucinations are associated with hearing impairment, by assessing their prevalence in an adult population with various degrees of objectified hearing impairment. Methods Hallucination presence was determined… 

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