HwaJung Choi

Choi and Levy find SES linked to hearing aid use among older Americans

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Hearing loss (HL) is common among older adults and is associated with significant psychosocial, cognitive, and physical sequelae. Hearing aids (HA) can help, but not all individuals with HL use them. This study examines how social determinants may impact HA use.

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HwaJung Choi
Helen Levy

More Media Coverage:

"Cost, coverage and more drive hearing aid inequality" - Medical Xpress. 6/25/2018.

"Many Americans skip hearing aids because of the high cost" - UPI. 7/5/2018.

"Older Americans: Cost, Coverage Drive Hearing Inequality" - Michigan Ag Connection. 7/6/2018.

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