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Association Between Hearing Handicap and Life-Space Mobility in a Patient Population.

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Oliva, A; West, JS; Smith, SL; Huang, RJ; Riska, KM
Published in: Am J Audiol
June 2023

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between self-reported hearing handicap and life-space mobility utilizing the Life-Space Questionnaire (LSQ). Life-space mobility reflects how an individual moves through their daily physical and social environment, and the role of hearing loss in life-space mobility is not fully understood. We hypothesized that those with higher self-reported hearing handicap would be more likely to demonstrate restricted life-space mobility. METHOD: A total of 189 older adults (M age = 75.76 years, SD = 5.81) completed a mail-in survey packet including the LSQ and Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly (HHIE). Participants were categorized into one of three groups ("no/none," "mild/moderate," or "severe" hearing handicap) according to HHIE total score. LSQ responses were dichotomized to either "nonrestricted/typical" or "restricted" life-space mobility groups. Logistic regression models were performed to analyze life-space mobility differences among the groups. RESULTS: Logistic regression results demonstrated no statistically significant association between hearing handicap and LSQ. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study indicate that there is no association between self-reported hearing handicap and life-space mobility as evaluated using a mail-in version of the LSQ. This counters other studies that have demonstrated that life space is associated with chronic illness, cognitive functioning, and social and health integration.

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Am J Audiol

DOI

EISSN

1558-9137

Publication Date

June 2023

Volume

32

Issue

2

Start / End Page

360 / 368

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Self Report
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Humans
  • Hearing Tests
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing
  • Aged
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
 

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Oliva, A., West, J. S., Smith, S. L., Huang, R. J., & Riska, K. M. (2023). Association Between Hearing Handicap and Life-Space Mobility in a Patient Population. Am J Audiol, 32(2), 360–368. https://doi.org/10.1044/2023_AJA-22-00052
Oliva, Allison, Jessica S. West, Sherri L. Smith, Ryan J. Huang, and Kristal M. Riska. “Association Between Hearing Handicap and Life-Space Mobility in a Patient Population.Am J Audiol 32, no. 2 (June 2023): 360–68. https://doi.org/10.1044/2023_AJA-22-00052.
Oliva A, West JS, Smith SL, Huang RJ, Riska KM. Association Between Hearing Handicap and Life-Space Mobility in a Patient Population. Am J Audiol. 2023 Jun;32(2):360–8.
Oliva, Allison, et al. “Association Between Hearing Handicap and Life-Space Mobility in a Patient Population.Am J Audiol, vol. 32, no. 2, June 2023, pp. 360–68. Pubmed, doi:10.1044/2023_AJA-22-00052.
Oliva A, West JS, Smith SL, Huang RJ, Riska KM. Association Between Hearing Handicap and Life-Space Mobility in a Patient Population. Am J Audiol. 2023 Jun;32(2):360–368.

Published In

Am J Audiol

DOI

EISSN

1558-9137

Publication Date

June 2023

Volume

32

Issue

2

Start / End Page

360 / 368

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Self Report
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Humans
  • Hearing Tests
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing
  • Aged
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3202 Clinical sciences