Hearing loss is common among older adults in the United States1 and is associated with coronary heart disease and its risk factors.2 Yet, the prevalence of hearing loss among adults with heart failure (HF) has not been well described.
Heart failure is a chronic, incurable disease and is the leading cause of hospitalization among older adults in the United States. To mitigate disease progression, patients are asked to take multiple medications and make lifestyle changes.3 Given the high degree of self-care that HF imposes, it is imperative that patients can hear physician recommendations. Herein, we examined the prevalence and correlates of hearing loss among older adults with and without HF in the United States.
Sterling MR, Lin FR, Jannat-Khah DP, Goman AM, Echeverria SE, Safford MM. Hearing Loss Among Older Adults With Heart Failure in the United StatesData From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(3):273–275. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2979
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