Hearing loss in the nursing home. An institutional issue.

  title={Hearing loss in the nursing home. An institutional issue.},
  author={Susan K. Voeks and Colin M. Gallagher and E H Langer and Paul Joseph Drinka},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={38 2},
One hundred ninety-eight nursing home admissions underwent audiometric assessment and answered questions regarding hearing difficulty in common listening situations. Twenty-four percent demonstrated normal thresholds (0-25 dB) in the speech frequencies with only mild losses at 4000 Hz. Fifty-four percent had normal thresholds through the speech frequencies with moderate to profound losses at higher frequencies, or mild losses (26-40 dB) in the speech frequencies. Such persons would be at risk… CONTINUE READING