Aural rehabilitation in the elderly: supply of hearing aids related to measured need and self-assessed hearing problems.


Three age cohorts of elderly persons in Göteborg (70, 75 and 88 years of age) were studied regarding hearing aid (HA) rehabilitation, on the one hand, and measured and self-assessed hearing, on the other. The participants, 615 in number, were representative of their ages and were selected from a geriatric population study. At age 70, 12% of the participants… (More)