The impact of hearing disability on well-being and health.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the paper is to assess the significance of hearing disability as a public health problem through its association with multiple negative health outcomes: subjective health perception, mental health and social well-being.METHODS: The data come from the participants of the 1997 national health survey in Belgium, who were 15 years and older (n = 8,560). The presence and severity of the hearing disability was estimated through self-reporting. The association of hearing disability with the studied health outcomes was assessed using logistic regression while controlling for …

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