Hearing loss and falls: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

@article{Jiam2016HearingLA,
  title={Hearing loss and falls: A systematic review and meta‐analysis},
  author={Nicole T Jiam and Carol Li and Yuri Agrawal},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2016},
  volume={126}
}
BACKGROUND Falls are a devastating condition in older individuals. [...] Key MethodDATA SOURCES A systematic search of PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane databases was performed in July 2014. STUDY ELIGIBILITY Studies were eligible for inclusion if they were published in the peer-reviewed literature. All studies used a predetermined definition of hearing loss.Expand
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