Hearing loss is a risk factor of disability in older adults: A systematic review

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Fecha de publicación: 8 July 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2019.103907

Autores: Tzu-ChiaLin, Miaofen Yen, Yen-ChiLiao

Background: Hearing loss (HL) is a public health problem affecting older adults. HL is not only a health condition but also a complex, dynamic phenomenon related to disability. Previous studies identified associations between HL and undesirable outcomes; however, their correlation remains inconclusive. Hearing loss can have profound impact on daily life in the elderly, and an understanding of how HL contributes to disability is needed.

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