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The development and standardization of Self-assessment for Hearing Screening of the Elderly

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The development and standardization of Self-assessment for Hearing Screening of the Elderly
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2016
DOI 10.2147/cia.s107102
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Woojae Han, Gibbeum Kim, Wondo Na, Gungu Kim, Jinsook Kim

Abstract

The present study aimed to develop and standardize a screening tool for elderly people who wish to check for themselves their level of hearing loss. The Self-assessment for Hearing Screening of the Elderly (SHSE) consisted of 20 questions based on the characteristics of presbycusis using a five-point scale: seven questions covered general issues related to sensorineural hearing loss, seven covered hearing difficulty under distracting listening conditions, two covered hearing difficulty with fast-rated speech, and four covered the working memory function during communication. To standardize SHSE, 83 elderly participants took part in the study: 25 with normal hearing, and 22, 23, and 13 with mild, moderate, and moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss, respectively, according to their hearing sensitivity. All were retested 3 weeks later using the same questionnaire to confirm its reliability. In addition, validity was assessed using various hearing tests such as a sentence test with background noise, a time-compressed speech test, and a digit span test. SHSE and its subcategories showed good internal consistency. SHSE and its subcategories demonstrated high test-retest reliability. A high correlation was observed between the total scores and pure-tone thresholds, which indicated gradually increased SHSE scores of 42.24%, 55.27%, 66.61%, and 78.15% for normal hearing, mild, moderate, and moderate-to-severe groups, respectively. With regard to construct validity, SHSE showed a high negative correlation with speech perception scores in noise and a moderate negative correlation with scores of time-compressed speech perception. However, there was no statistical correlation between digit span results and either the SHSE total or its subcategories. A confirmatory factor analysis supported three factors in SHSE. We found that the developed SHSE had valuable internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and convergent and construct validity. These results suggest that SHSE is a reliable and valid measure to represent the degree of hearing loss in the elderly.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 14 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 3 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 21%
Researcher 2 14%
Other 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 3 21%
Psychology 3 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Computer Science 1 7%
Other 4 29%

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#5,714,504
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#644
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#158,102
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#35
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