The authors conducted a prospective study of 639 participants of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging to determine if hearing loss is independently associated with incident all-cause dementia. 14 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.
This article discusses a research study undertaken to determine whether hearing impairment is associated with multiple categories of self-reported physical functioning in a cross-sectional, nationally representative sample of older adults 70 years and older. 13 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.
This literature review examined the association between hearing loss and other health conditions with consideration of the management of hearing loss in a multimorbidity context. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.
Friday, March 29, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr.'s Marla Beauchamp, Lauren Griffith and Ayse Kuspinar as they provide an evidence-based synthesis of balance and mobility testing for fall risk assessment in older adults. They will provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines for assessing fall risk in older adults along with a practical synthesis of evidence to date. They will highlight new results from the Canadian Longitudinal study on Aging (CLSA) that address important gaps in the current available evidence. Finally they will discuss ongoing efforts in research on fall risk assessment. Register here.
Thurs. Feb. 14, 2019 internationally known researcher on aging, Dr. Paula Rochon gave an inperson / webinarpresentation describing her inspirations, the path she took and why she would do it again. To view the webinar recording click here. A pdf of her presentation is also available to review.
The authors described a study investigating whether older adults are as able as younger adults to make 'clear speech adaptations' in challenging conditions, whether these adaptations were affected by hearing status and if these adaptations were as effective as those utilized by younger adults. They conclude that there is a need to consider the impact of presbycusis on speech production and communication effectiveness. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.