Validity, discriminative ability, and reliability of the hearing-related quality of life questionnaire for adolescents.

@article{Rachakonda2014ValidityDA,
  title={Validity, discriminative ability, and reliability of the hearing-related quality of life questionnaire for adolescents.},
  author={Tara Rachakonda and Donna B. Jeffe and Jennifer Joan Shin and Leila A Mankarious and Robert J Fanning and Marci M Lesperance and Judith E C Lieu},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2014},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={570-8}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The prevalence of hearing loss (HL) in adolescents has grown over the past decade, but hearing-related quality of life (QOL) has not been well-measured. We sought to develop a reliable, valid measure of hearing-related QOL for adolescents and the Hearing Environments And Reflection on Quality of Life (HEAR-QL). STUDY DESIGN Multisite observational study. METHODS Adolescents with HL and siblings without HL were recruited from five centers. Participants completed the… CONTINUE READING
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