Severe to profound hearing impairment: quality of life, psychosocial consequences and audiological rehabilitation.

@article{Carlsson2015SevereTP,
  title={Severe to profound hearing impairment: quality of life, psychosocial consequences and audiological rehabilitation.},
  author={Per-Inge Carlsson and Jennie Hjaldahl and Anders Magnuson and Elisabeth Ternevall and Margareta Ed{\'e}n and {\AA}sa Skagerstrand and Radi J{\"o}nsson},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2015},
  volume={37 20},
  pages={1849-56}
}
PURPOSE To study the quality of life (QoL) and psychosocial consequences in terms of sick leave and audiological rehabilitation given to patients with severe to profound hearing impairment. METHOD A retrospective study of data on 2319 patients with severe to profound hearing impairment in The Swedish Quality Register of Otorhinolaryngology, followed by a posted questionnaire including The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). RESULTS The results indicate greater levels of anxiety… CONTINUE READING