Screening Methods for Age-Related Hearing Loss in Older Patients with Cancer: A Review of the Literature

Lycke, Michelle and Lefebvre, Tessa and Cool, Lieselot and Van Eygen, Koen and Boterberg, Tom and Schofield, Patricia and Debruyne, Philip R. (2018) Screening Methods for Age-Related Hearing Loss in Older Patients with Cancer: A Review of the Literature. Geriatrics, 3 (3). p. 48. ISSN 2308-3417

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Abstract

As people grow older, they may experience loss in hearing sensitivity. Age-related hearing loss may negatively affect the patient’s quality of life as it may lead to social isolation. In older patients with cancer, hearing loss can seriously interfere with the patient’s ability to deal properly with all aspects of their disease, and may have a cumulative effect on their already decreased quality of life. Therefore, the proper screening of those conditions is essential in order to optimise the patient’s comfort during and after treatment. This review article aims at providing a concise image of the nature of age-related hearing loss, and provides an overview of the screening methods that could be used in older patients with cancer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: cancer, age-related hearing loss, screening, eHealth
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2019 14:16
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:09
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704613

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