What are the correlates of hearing aid use for people living with dementia?

Hooper, Emma ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4059-6035 , Brown, Laura ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5251-4615 , Dawes, Piers, Leroi, Iracema and Armitage, Christopher ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2365-1765 (2024) What are the correlates of hearing aid use for people living with dementia? Journal of Aging and Health .

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Objectives: To identify correlates of hearing aid use in people with dementia and age-related hearing loss.

Methods: Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses of predictor variables from 239 participants with dementia and hearing loss in the European SENSE-Cog Randomized Controlled Trial (Cyprus, England, France, Greece, and Ireland).

Results: In multivariate analysis, four variables were significantly associated with hearing aid use: greater self-perceived hearing difficulties (OR 2.61 [CI 1.04−6.55]), lower hearing acuity (OR .39 [CI .2−.56]), higher cognitive ability (OR 1.19 [CI 1.08−1.31]), and country of residence. Participants in England had significantly increased odds of use compared to Cyprus (OR .36 [CI .14−.96]), France (OR .12 [CI .04−.34]) or Ireland (OR .05 [CI .01−.56]) but not Greece (OR 1.13 [CI .42–3.00]).

Conclusions: Adapting interventions to account for cognitive ability, country of residence, self-perceived hearing difficulties, and hearing acuity may support hearing aid use in people with dementia.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Aging and Health
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1552-6887
Departments: Institute of Health > Rehabilitation and Sport Science
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
SWORD Depositor: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2024 20:39
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2024 20:45
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7611


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