The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Original Article

Screening for Auditory Processing Difficulties in Older Adults with Hearing Impairment Using Screening Checklist for Auditory Processing in Adults

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Department of Hearing Studies Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, India

J Int Adv Otol 2023; 19: 87-92
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2023.22752
Read: 1018 Downloads: 298 Published: 01 March 2023

BACKGROUND: Aging enhances changes in the central and peripheral auditory systems. It is expected that older adults population would experience auditory processing deficits. Therefore, early identification of these individuals will help in making appropriate referrals, which in turn might help in early diagnosis and management of the problem.

METHODS: Fifty-five participants diagnosed with hearing impairment were screened for the existence of auditory processing difficulties using Screening Checklist for Auditory Processing for Adults-Modified 2-point rating scale. The data were collected using direct interview and telephonic interview with the participant.

RESULTS: A total of 26 participants with bilateral symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss (47.3%) exhibited auditory processing difficulties.

CONCLUSION: It can be understood that all older adults with hearing impairment need to undergo screening using Screening Checklist for Auditory Processing for Adults. This will further help in deciding and customizing the management options required for each older adult with bilateral symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss.

Cite this article as: Arora A, Dessai TD, Bhat RJ. Screening for auditory processing difficulties in older adults with hearing impairment using screening checklist for auditory processing in adults. J Int Adv Otol. 2023;19(2):87-92.

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