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dc.contributor.authorMaharani, Asrien
dc.contributor.authorDawes, Piersen
dc.contributor.authorNazroo, Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorTampubolon, Gindoen
dc.contributor.authorPendleton, Neilen
dc.contributor.authorSense-Cog WP1 Groupen
dc.creatorMaharani, Asrien
dc.creatorDawes, Piersen
dc.creatorNazroo, Jamesen
dc.creatorTampubolon, Gindoen
dc.creatorPendleton, Neilen
dc.creatorSense-Cog WP1 Groupen
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To test whether hearing aid use alters cognitive trajectories in older adults. DESIGN: US population-based longitudinal cohort study SETTING: Data were drawn from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which measured cognitive performance repeatedly every 2 years over 18 years (1996-2014). PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 50 and older who who took part in a minimum of 3 waves of the HRS and used hearing aids for the first time between Waves 4 and 11 (N=2,040). MEASUREMENTS: Cognitive outcomes were based on episodic memory scores determined according to the sum of immediate and delayed recall of 10 words. RESULTS: Hearing aid use was positively associated with episodic memory scores (β=1.53, p<.001). Decline in episodic memory scores was slower after (β=-0.02, p<.001) than before using hearing aids (β=-0.1, p<.001). These results were robust to adjustment for multiple confounders and to attrition, as accounted for using a joint model. CONCLUSIONS: Hearing aids may have a mitigating effect on trajectories of cognitive decline in later life. Providing hearing aids or other rehabilitative services for hearing impairment much earlier in the course of hearing impairment may stem the worldwide rise of dementia.en
dc.sourceJournal of the American Geriatrics Societyen
dc.titleLongitudinal Relationship Between Hearing Aid Use and Cognitive Function in Older Americansen
dc.description.endingpage1136Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and EducationΤμήμα Ψυχολογίας / Department of Psychology
dc.source.abbreviationJ Am Geriatr Socen
dc.contributor.orcidDawes, Piers [0000-0003-3180-9884]
dc.contributor.orcidMaharani, Asri [0000-0002-5931-8692]
dc.contributor.orcidTampubolon, Gindo [0000-0002-9081-2349]

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