H85 Hearing- Hearing acuity in a new birth cohort of 85-year olds
The proportion and number of older persons increase, not only in Sweden but in most countries. The hearing acuity is important for a person's ability to communicate with other people and to participate in social settings. Older people with hearing impairment (age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis) are more likely to be isolated and getting their social networks affected. WHO ranks hearing loss, with onset in adulthood, among the diseases / injuries that have the greatest impact on global health and hearing is an important research area in the H70 study. The research data was collected within the framework of the H70-study in Gothenburg, a population-based study of normative aging of 85-year-olds, focusing on both medical, social and cognitive dimensions. Both the peripheral and the central auditory functions are studied in 85 year.