Age-Related Hearing Loss and Communication Breakdown in the Clinical Setting

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct 1;143(10):1054-1055. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1248.


This cohort study calculates baseline prevalence of communication breakdown in hospital and primary care settings among older adult patients reporting hearing loss.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Communication Barriers*
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Presbycusis / complications*