A Model for Assessing Hearing Loss in Older Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic conditions in older adults. According to a survey conducted by Knowles Electronics, an estimated 28.62 million adults living in the United States report some degree of hearing impairment (Kochkin, 2001). When viewed by age group, the survey showed that over ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2006
A Model for Assessing Hearing Loss in Older Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders
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  • Rebecca J. Kelly
    California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA
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Article   |   October 01, 2006
A Model for Assessing Hearing Loss in Older Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2006, Vol. 16, 18-25. doi:10.1044/nnsld16.3.18
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2006, Vol. 16, 18-25. doi:10.1044/nnsld16.3.18
Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic conditions in older adults. According to a survey conducted by Knowles Electronics, an estimated 28.62 million adults living in the United States report some degree of hearing impairment (Kochkin, 2001). When viewed by age group, the survey showed that over 11 million adults between the ages of 45 and 64 report experiencing hearing impairment. An additional 10 million individuals in the 65 and older age group report that they experience hearing impairment. Data from this survey revealed that only 6.35 million Americans own hearing instruments (e.g., hearing aids, assistive listening devices). These data indicated that nearly 80% of individuals living in the United States who reported having hearing impairment do not own hearing aids.
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