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Out of sight, out of mind : population estimates and dynamic interplay between age-related decline in hearing and cognitive functioning in late life

Kiely, Kim Matthew

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Age-related sensory loss and major neurocognitive impairment are two of the leading drivers of non-fatal disability burden among the oldest-old, and are often reported to co-occur. Both biological and social explanations have been given to account for links between these two functional domains. This thesis explores inter-associations between age-related hearing-loss with cognitive function. The broad substantive aims of this dissertation are: 1) to document the levels of hearing impairment,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/155977
DOI: 10.25911/5d515137859e4

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