Aging: loss of hearing sensitivity of the elderly (presbycusis)

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Aging, consensually assumed as a process that affects and alters significantly the cognitive and behavioral functions of the human being encompassing multiple effects on a number of clinically significant variables , the most important being those that directly relate to the movement, ability to balance the effectiveness of mental functioning and sensory functions such as taste, smell, sight and hearing. Hearing loss in the elderly, scientifically called presbiacusis arises quietly and is increased progressively with advancing age. This study had as its aim to contribute to the best quality of life for elderly individuals with hearing loss (presbycusis). Thus, the objectives targeted were: trying to understand the motivations of the elderly to the use of hearing aids; determine the degree of satisfaction of users of these prostheses; evaluate how Preabycusis affects the quality of life of the elderly. The method used was qualitative oriented once interviewed the elderly users of the home. The sample was composed of 30 participants, with presbycusis, 25 female and 5 male (institutionalized seniors) from the city of Braga/Portugal. The instrument used was the semi-structured interview and through informal procedures and in a climate of dialogue facilitator and promoter of a simple and open speech.
Idioma originalEnglish
RevistaMOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Volume3
Número de emissão2
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Estado da publicaçãoPublished - 5 abr 2018

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