Relationship of Hearing Impairment to Dementia and Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults, April 7, 1989, Uhlmann et al. 261 (13): 1916 — JAMA: Relationship of Hearing Impairment to Dementia and Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults
Richard F. Uhlmann, MD, MPH;
Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH;
Thomas S. Rees, PhD;
Thomas D. Koepsell, MD, MPH;
Larry G. Duckert, MD, PhD
[+] Author Affiliations
From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Uhlmann and Larson), Health Services (Drs Uhlmann, Larson, and Koepsell), Otolaryngology (Drs Rees and Duckert), and Epidemiology (Dr Koepsell), University of Washington, Seattle.
We conducted a case-control study in 100 cases who had Alzheimer's-type dementia and 100 age-, sex-, and education-matched, nondemented controls to evaluate the hypothesis that hearing impairment contributes to cognitive dysfunction in older adults.