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Trajectories of older adults’ hearing difficulties: examining the influence of health behaviors and social activity over 10 years

Heine, Chyrisse; Browning, Colette; Cowlishaw, Sean; Kendig, Hal


AIM: The aims of the present study were to describe the trajectories of self-reported hearing difficulties over time, and evaluate the impacts of age, sex, lifestyle factors and social activity, in explaining individual differences in patterns of change over time. METHODS: As part of the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Healthy Aging (MELSHA) Program, the hearing status of 947 adults aged 65 years and older, across five measurement periods (over 10 years), were analyzed using Latent Growth...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-01-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International 13.4 (2013): 911-918
DOI: 10.1111/ggi.12030


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