Choi and Levy find SES linked to hearing aid use among older Americans
"Cost, coverage and more drive hearing aid inequality" - Medical Xpress. 6/25/2018.
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.
Additional Media Coverage:
"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.