Audiologic Correlates of Hearing Handicap in the Elderly This investigation was conducted to determine the relationship between self-assessed hearing handicap and audiometric measures in a large sample of noninstitutionalized elderly individuals. Eighty subjects underwent a complete audiological evaluation and responded to the Hearing Measurement Scale (HMS). Each of the correlations between measures of sensitivity and the HMS score ... Research Note
Research Note  |   March 01, 1983
Audiologic Correlates of Hearing Handicap in the Elderly
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Barbara E. Weinstein
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Ira M. Ventry
    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York
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Research Note   |   March 01, 1983
Audiologic Correlates of Hearing Handicap in the Elderly
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1983, Vol. 26, 148-151. doi:10.1044/jshr.2601.148
History: Received November 12, 1981 , Accepted March 8, 1982
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1983, Vol. 26, 148-151. doi:10.1044/jshr.2601.148
History: Received November 12, 1981; Accepted March 8, 1982

This investigation was conducted to determine the relationship between self-assessed hearing handicap and audiometric measures in a large sample of noninstitutionalized elderly individuals. Eighty subjects underwent a complete audiological evaluation and responded to the Hearing Measurement Scale (HMS). Each of the correlations between measures of sensitivity and the HMS score was statistically significant. The speech discrimination scores showed a somewhat lower correlation with the HMS score than did pure-tone measures. The implications of the above findings are discussed.

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