Home Ahead of print Instructions Contacts
About us Current issue Submit article Advertise  
Editorial board Archives Subscribe Login   
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163-167

Comparison of cognitive functions in elderly population with and without hearing loss

1 Department of Speech and Hearing, SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, SOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Archana Gundmi
Department of Speech and Hearing, MCHP, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_65_19

Rights and Permissions

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the association between hearing loss and cognitive functions in the elderly population. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on 12 elderly individuals with hearing loss (elderly hearing impaired [EHI]) and 20 elderly individuals with normal hearing (elderly normal hearing [ENH]). The participants in the study were aged between 60 and 65 years. The audiological and cognitive tests were performed on both the groups. Results: The data compiled through descriptive statistics and multivariate analysis of variance revealed clinically significant differences between the EHI and ENH on different cognitive tests. This indicates that elderly population associated with hearing loss requires more time to process the tasks as compared to ENH individuals. Conclusion: There is a higher decline in cognitive functions in elderly individuals when associated with hearing loss compared to normal-hearing individuals. Since it is noticed as a comorbid condition, both cognition and hearing loss have to be assessed and treated in these individuals for better quality of life.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded55    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal