Collapsed Ear Canals in the Elderly Nursing Home Population In a sample of 104 elderly nursing home residents, collapsed ear canals were found in 41% of the subjects. Age emerged as a significant factor in these data since collapsed ear canals were significantly more common among the nursing home residents that were age 80 or over. Based on these ... Research Article
Research Article  |   May 01, 1980
Collapsed Ear Canals in the Elderly Nursing Home Population
 
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Research Article   |   May 01, 1980
Collapsed Ear Canals in the Elderly Nursing Home Population
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1980, Vol. 45, 259-267. doi:10.1044/jshd.4502.259
History: Received July 18, 1979 , Accepted October 24, 1979
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1980, Vol. 45, 259-267. doi:10.1044/jshd.4502.259
History: Received July 18, 1979; Accepted October 24, 1979

In a sample of 104 elderly nursing home residents, collapsed ear canals were found in 41% of the subjects. Age emerged as a significant factor in these data since collapsed ear canals were significantly more common among the nursing home residents that were age 80 or over. Based on these findings, mean hearing threshold data on this population will overestimate hearing loss by 2-8 dB when collapsing ear canals are not considered.

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