Self reported hearing loss among elderly malaysians

A. K. Rosdina, Leelavathi Muthupalani, A. Zaitun, V. K M Lee, Noor Azimah Muhammad, Majmin Sheikh Hamzah, K. A. Mohd

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Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients attending a primary care facility to determine the prevalence of self reported hearing loss using a single question, "Do you have hearing loss?" Pure tone audiometry was performed to compare the accuracy of the self report. A total of 111 patients were recruited. The prevalence of self reported hearing loss using a single question and pure tone audiometry was 24.3% and 36.9% respectively. By using pure tone audiometry at a cut-off-level of 25 dBHL (decibels Hearing level), the single question yielded a sensitivity of 41.4% and specificity of 85.0%.The single question performed better at 40 dBHL pure tone audiometry with sensitivity of 55.0% and specificity of 82.0%. In conclusion, the prevalence of hearing loss in elderly was high and the single question self reported hearing loss performed satisfactorily with moderate hearing loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Family Physician
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Hearing Loss
Pure-Tone Audiometry
Hearing
Sensitivity and Specificity
Self Report
Primary Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Hearing impairment
  • Hearing loss
  • Malaysia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice
  • Community and Home Care

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Self reported hearing loss among elderly malaysians. / Rosdina, A. K.; Muthupalani, Leelavathi; Zaitun, A.; Lee, V. K M; Muhammad, Noor Azimah; Sheikh Hamzah, Majmin; Mohd, K. A.

In: Malaysian Family Physician, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2010, p. 91-94.

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