The Effect of Decreased Audibility on MMSE Performance: A Measure Commonly Used for Diagnosing Dementia.

@article{Jorgensen2016TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Decreased Audibility on MMSE Performance: A Measure Commonly Used for Diagnosing Dementia.},
  author={Lindsey E. Jorgensen and Catherine V. Palmer and Sheila R. Pratt and Kirk I. Erickson and Deborah Moncrieff},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Audiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          311-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hearing loss and dementia are both prevalent in late adulthood. The most common test used to determine cognitive status in late adulthood, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), is presented face to face, usually in the context of the physician's office in the presence of background noise. Despite the problems of hearing loss and cognitive problems in late life, there is an absence of evidence linking hearing-related deficits to performance on the MMSE and dementia diagnoses… 
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