Deaf Awareness Week 2015: Plus Articles on Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment / Dementia (UK Council on Deafness / BBC News / Various)


Deaf Awareness Week falls between May 4th – 10th 2015. The UK Council on Deafness has produced posters in support of the event.

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Connect and Communicate: Deaf Awareness Week 2015. [Online]: The UK Council on Deafness, May 2015.

Freely Available Hearing Loss-Related Articles

Meister, H. Rählmann, S. Walger, M. [et al] (2015). Hearing aid fitting in older persons with hearing impairment: the influence of cognitive function, age, and hearing loss on hearing aid benefit. Clinical Interventions in Aging. February 10th 2015; 10: 435-43. Full Text Link.

Dawes, P. Emsley, R. Cruickshanks, KJ. [et al] (2015). Hearing loss and cognition: the role of hearing aids, social isolation and depression. PLoS One. March 11th 2015; 10(3): e0119616. Full Text Link.

Lin, FR. Yaffe, K. [and] Xia, J. [et al]; Health ABC Study Group. (2014). Hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults. JAMA Internal Medicine. February 25th 2013; 173(4): 293-9. Full Text Link.

Lin, FR. [and] Ferrucci, L. (2012). Hearing loss and falls among older adults in the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine. February 27th 2012; 172(4): 369-71. Full Text Link.

Petersen, EB. Wöstmann, M. Obleser, J. [et al] (2015). Hearing loss impacts neural alpha oscillations under adverse listening conditions. Frontiers in Psychology. February 19th 2015; 6: 177. Full Text Link.

Lodeiro-Fernández, L. Lorenzo-López, L. Maseda, A. [et al] (2015). The impact of hearing loss on language performance in older adults with different stages of cognitive function. Clinical Interventions in Aging. April 9th 2015; 10: 695-702. Full Text Link.

Barker, F. Mackenzie, E. [and] Elliott, L. [et al] (2014). Interventions to improve hearing aid use in adult auditory rehabilitation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). July 12th 2014; Issue 7: No.CD010342. Full Text Link.

Wong, LL. Yu, JK. Chan, SS. [et al] (2014). Screening of cognitive function and hearing impairment in older adults: a preliminary study. Biomed Research International. July 2014: 867852. Full Text Link.

Human Echo-Location

Research from the University of Southampton, published in the journal Hearing Research, indicates that the auditory location of objects often requires good hearing in both ears.

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Locating objects using echoes ‘needs two good ears’. London: BBC Health News, May 10th 2015.

This relates to:

Rowan, D. Papadopoulos, T. Edwards, D [and] Allen, R. (2015). Use of binaural and monaural cues to identify the lateral position of a virtual object using echoes. Hearing Research. May 2015, Vol.323, pp.32-39. Full Text Link.

Further Recent Hearing Loss-Related Articles

Note: The following articles may require a suitable Athens password, journal subscriptions or payment for access.

Mener, DJ. Betz, J. Yaffe, K. [et al]; for the Health ABC Study (2014). Apolipoprotein E Allele and Hearing Thresholds in Older Adults. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. June 6th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Genther, DJ. Betz, J. Pratt, S. [et al]; Health ABC Study (2015). Association of hearing impairment and mortality in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. January 2015; 70(1): 85-90.

Umeda-Kameyama, Y. Iijima, K. Yamaguchi, K. (2014). Association of hearing loss with behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia. Geriatrics and Gerontology International. July 2014; 14(3): 727-8.

Salazar, R. Cerghet, M. Ramachandran, V. (2014). Bilateral hearing loss heralding sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: a case report and literature review. Otology and Neurotology: Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. September 2014; 35(8): 1327-9.

Shiue, I. (2015). Chronic diseases and life events accounted for 2-18 % population attributable risks for adult hearing loss: UK Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, 2007. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology: Official Journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS). January 10th 2015. [Epub ahead of print].

Dammeyer, J. (2014). Deafblindness: a review of the literature. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. November 2014; 42(7): 554-62.

Dupuis, K. Pichora-Fuller, MK. Chasteen, AL. [et al] (2015). Effects of hearing and vision impairments on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition. July 2015; 22(4): 413-37.

Moradi, S. Lidestam, B. Hällgren, M. [et al] (2014). Gated auditory speech perception in elderly hearing aid users and elderly normal-hearing individuals: effects of hearing impairment and cognitive capacity. Trends in Hearing. 2014 Jul 31;18. Full Text Link.

Bernabei, R. Bonuccelli, U. Maggi, S. [et al]; participants in the Workshop on Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults (2014). Hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults: questions and answers. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. December 2014; 26(6): 567-73.

Lin, FR. Albert, M. (2014). Hearing loss and dementia: who is listening? Aging and Mental Health. 2014; 18(6): 671-3.

Slaughter, SE. Hopper, T. Ickert, C. [et al] (2014). Identification of hearing loss among residents with dementia: perceptions of health care aides. Geriatric Nursing. November – December 2014; 35(6): 434-40.

Mosnier, I. Bebear, JP. Marx, M. [et al] (2015). Improvement of Cognitive Function After Cochlear Implantation in Elderly Patients. JAMA Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. March 12th 2015. [Epub ahead of print].

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