Determinants of hearing aid acquisition in older adults.

  title={Determinants of hearing aid acquisition in older adults.},
  author={Mary E. Fischer and Karen J. Cruickshanks and Terry L Wiley and Barbara E. K. Klein and Ronald Klein and Ted S. Tweed},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={101 8},
OBJECTIVES We determined factors associated with hearing aid acquisition in older adults. METHODS We conducted a population-based, prospective study that used information from 3 examinations performed on study participants as part of the Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study (1993-2005). We included participants (n = 718; mean age = 70.5 years) who exhibited hearing loss at baseline or the first follow-up and had no prior history of hearing aid use. We defined hearing loss as a pure tone… CONTINUE READING

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