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Geriatric Grand Rounds Cases and Recommended Reading


"Aging and Hearing Loss"

August 14, 2013

Case Studies:

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  1. Adams, P., & Benson, V. (1991). Current estimates from the National Health Interview Survey. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Statistics, 10: 184.
  2. Cadman, D., Chambers, L., Feldman, W., & Sackett, D. (1984). Assessing the effectiveness of community screening programs. JAMA, 251: 1580-1585.
  3. Carabellese, C., Appollonio, I., Rozzini, R., et al. (1993). Sensory impairment and quality of life in a community elderly population. J Am Geriatr Soc, 41: 401-407.
  4. Cruickshanks, K.J., Wiley, T.L., Tweed, T.S., et al. (1998). Prevalence of hearing loss in older adults in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: the epidemiology of hearing loss study. Am J Epidemiol, 148: 879-886.
  5. Gurland, B.J., Kuriansky, J.B., Sharpe, L., Simon, R., Stiller, P., & Birkett, P. (1977). The comprehensive assessment referral evaluation (CARE) – rationale, development, and reliability. Int J Aging Hum Dev, 8: 9-42.
  6. Jerger, J., Chmiel, R., Florin, E., Pirozzolo, F., & Wilson, N. (1996). Comparison of conventional amplification and an assistive listening device in elderly persons. Ear Hear, 17: 490-504.
  7. Moscicki, E., Elkins, E., Baum, H., & McNamara, P. (1985). Hearing loss in the elderly: An epidemiologic study of the Framingham Heart study cohort. Ear and Hearing, 6: 184-190.
  8. Mulrow, C.D., Aguilar, C., Endicott, J.E., et al. (1990). Quality-of-life changes and hearing impairment: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med, 113: 188-194.
  9. Mulrow, C.D., Tuley, M.R., & Aguilar, C. (1992). Sustained benefits of hearing aids. J Speech Hear Res, 35: 1402-1405.
  10. Mulrow, C.D. & Lichenstein, M.J. (1991). Screening for hearing impairment in the elderly: rationale and strategy. Gen Intern Med, 6: 249-258.
  11. Nielsen, C. & Lang, R.S. (1999). Principles of screening. Med Clin North Am, 83: 1323-1337.
  12. Otte, J., Schuknecht, H., & Kerr, A. (1978). Ganglion cell populations in normal and pathological human cochlae. Implications for cochlear implantation. Laryngoscope, 88: 1231-1246.
  13. Schuknecht, H. (1955). Presbycusis. Laryngoscope, 65: 402-419.
  14. Schuknecht, H. (1964). Further observations on the pathology of presbycusis. Archives of Otolaryngology, 80: 369-382.
  15. Schuknecht, H. (1993). Pathology of the Ear, 2nd ed., Pennsylvania: Lea & Febiger.
  16. Schuknecht, H. & Gacek, M. (1993). Cochlear pathology in presbycusis. Annals of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 102: 1-16.
  17. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1997). Profile of older Americans. Prepared by the Program Resources Department, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and the Administration of Aging (AOA).
  18. Weinstein, B.E. (1986). Validity of a screening protocol for identifying elderly people with hearing problems. ASHA, 28: 41-45
  19. Weinstein, B. (2000). Geriatric Audiology, New York: Thieme.
  20. Yueh, B., Shapiro, N., MacLean, C.H., & Shekelle, P.G. (2003). Screening and management of adult hearing loss in primary care. JAMA, 289: 1976-1985.
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