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Screening Methods for Age-Related Hearing Loss in Older Patients with Cancer: A Review of the Literature
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-26, 14:42 authored by Michelle Lycke, Tessa Lefebvre, Lieselot Cool, Koen Van Eygen, Tom Boterberg, Patricia Schofield, Philip R. Debruyne
As people grow older, they may experience loss in hearing sensitivity. Age-related hearing loss may negatively affect the patient’s quality of life as it may lead to social isolation. In older patients with cancer, hearing loss can seriously interfere with the patient’s ability to deal properly with all aspects of their disease, and may have a cumulative effect on their already decreased quality of life. Therefore, the proper screening of those conditions is essential in order to optimise the patient’s comfort during and after treatment. This review article aims at providing a concise image of the nature of age-related hearing loss, and provides an overview of the screening methods that could be used in older patients with cancer.
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