Association of Hearing Impairment with Incident Frailty and Falls in Older Adults

Rebecca J. Kamil, Joshua Francis Betz, Becky Brott Powers, Sheila Pratt, Stephen Kritchevsky, Hilsa N. Ayonayon, Tammy B. Harris, Elizabeth Helzner, Jennifer A Deal, Kathryn Martin, Matthew Peterson, Suzanne Satterfield, Eleanor Marie Simonsick, Frank Lin

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Abstract

Objective: We aimed to determine whether hearing impairment (HI) in older adults is associated with the development of frailty and falls. Method: Longitudinal analysis of observational data from the Health, Aging and Body Composition study of 2,000 participants aged 70 to 79 was conducted. Hearing was defined by the pure-tone-average of hearing thresholds at 0.5, 1, 2, and 4 kHz in the better hearing ear. Frailty was defined as a gait speed of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-660
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Aging and Health
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • falls
  • frailty
  • Health ABC
  • hearing impairment
  • older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Community and Home Care

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Association of Hearing Impairment with Incident Frailty and Falls in Older Adults. / Kamil, Rebecca J.; Betz, Joshua Francis; Powers, Becky Brott; Pratt, Sheila; Kritchevsky, Stephen; Ayonayon, Hilsa N.; Harris, Tammy B.; Helzner, Elizabeth; Deal, Jennifer A; Martin, Kathryn; Peterson, Matthew; Satterfield, Suzanne; Simonsick, Eleanor Marie; Lin, Frank.

In: Journal of Aging and Health, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2015, p. 644-660.

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Kamil, RJ, Betz, JF, Powers, BB, Pratt, S, Kritchevsky, S, Ayonayon, HN, Harris, TB, Helzner, E, Deal, JA, Martin, K, Peterson, M, Satterfield, S, Simonsick, EM & Lin, F 2015, 'Association of Hearing Impairment with Incident Frailty and Falls in Older Adults', Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 644-660. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264315608730
Kamil, Rebecca J. ; Betz, Joshua Francis ; Powers, Becky Brott ; Pratt, Sheila ; Kritchevsky, Stephen ; Ayonayon, Hilsa N. ; Harris, Tammy B. ; Helzner, Elizabeth ; Deal, Jennifer A ; Martin, Kathryn ; Peterson, Matthew ; Satterfield, Suzanne ; Simonsick, Eleanor Marie ; Lin, Frank. / Association of Hearing Impairment with Incident Frailty and Falls in Older Adults. In: Journal of Aging and Health. 2015 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 644-660.
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