The effects of improving hearing in dementia.

  title={The effects of improving hearing in dementia.},
  author={Nicola H Allen and Alistair Burns and Valerie Newton and Frances Hickson and Richard Ramsden and Jenny Rogers and Sue M Butler and Gillian Thistlewaite and Julie Morris},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={32 2},
BACKGROUND audiological function is impaired in people with dementia and poor hearing is known to exaggerate the effects of cognitive deficits. OBJECTIVE the objective of this study was to assess the effects of increasing auditory acuity by providing hearing aids to subjects with dementia who have mild hearing loss. METHOD subjects were screened for hearing impairment and fitted with a hearing aid according to standard clinical practice. Measures of cognition and psychiatric symptoms… CONTINUE READING
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