Hearing loss in community-dwelling older persons: national prevalence data and identification using simple questions.

@article{Reuben1998HearingLI,
  title={Hearing loss in community-dwelling older persons: national prevalence data and identification using simple questions.},
  author={David B Reuben and Kathleen F. Walsh and Alison A. Moore and Mark A Damesyn and Gail A Greendale},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={1008-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of hearing loss among community-dwelling older persons according to clinical criteria and to develop a brief self-report screening instrument to detect hearing loss. DESIGN Survey. SETTING National probability sample of noninstitutionalized older persons. PARTICIPANTS A total of 2506 persons aged 55 to 74 who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Hearing loss as defined by Ventry and Weinstein (VW… CONTINUE READING

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