Older adults and hearing help-seeking behaviors

Gabrielle Saunders, Theresa H. Chisolm, Margaret I. Wallhagen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: To review the current literature on help seeking for hearing health care among older adults. Method: The authors conducted a literature review regarding help seeking for hearing-related communication difficulties as well as for other chronic medical conditions. Results: Untreated hearing loss can lead to numerous negative secondary consequences; uptake and use of hearing aids remain low, despite the fact that hearing aids provide an effective treatment option for older adults with hearing loss. The authors describe models relevant to understanding the help-seeking and decision-making behaviors of older adults with hearing loss and discuss recommendations for future research. Conclusion: Because of the considerable overlap in factors associated with help-seeking behaviors across chronic medical conditions and because help-seeking behaviors are complex, help seeking should be examined within the framework of a multifactorial model, such as the health belief model or the transtheoretical stages of change model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Audiology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Fingerprint

Hearing Loss
Hearing
Hearing Aids
Decision Making
Communication
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Help-Seeking Behavior
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Adults
  • Aging
  • Amplification or hearing aids
  • Auditory rehabilitation
  • Hearing loss
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing

Cite this

Older adults and hearing help-seeking behaviors. / Saunders, Gabrielle; Chisolm, Theresa H.; Wallhagen, Margaret I.

In: American Journal of Audiology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2012, p. 331-337.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Saunders, Gabrielle ; Chisolm, Theresa H. ; Wallhagen, Margaret I. / Older adults and hearing help-seeking behaviors. In: American Journal of Audiology. 2012 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 331-337.
@article{74271ddd3bf244efa225132beca0c740,
title = "Older adults and hearing help-seeking behaviors",
abstract = "Purpose: To review the current literature on help seeking for hearing health care among older adults. Method: The authors conducted a literature review regarding help seeking for hearing-related communication difficulties as well as for other chronic medical conditions. Results: Untreated hearing loss can lead to numerous negative secondary consequences; uptake and use of hearing aids remain low, despite the fact that hearing aids provide an effective treatment option for older adults with hearing loss. The authors describe models relevant to understanding the help-seeking and decision-making behaviors of older adults with hearing loss and discuss recommendations for future research. Conclusion: Because of the considerable overlap in factors associated with help-seeking behaviors across chronic medical conditions and because help-seeking behaviors are complex, help seeking should be examined within the framework of a multifactorial model, such as the health belief model or the transtheoretical stages of change model.",
keywords = "Adults, Aging, Amplification or hearing aids, Auditory rehabilitation, Hearing loss, Outcomes",
author = "Gabrielle Saunders and Chisolm, {Theresa H.} and Wallhagen, {Margaret I.}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1044/1059-0889(2012/12-0028)",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "21",
pages = "331--337",
journal = "American Journal of Audiology",
issn = "1059-0889",
publisher = "American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Older adults and hearing help-seeking behaviors

AU - Saunders, Gabrielle

AU - Chisolm, Theresa H.

AU - Wallhagen, Margaret I.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Purpose: To review the current literature on help seeking for hearing health care among older adults. Method: The authors conducted a literature review regarding help seeking for hearing-related communication difficulties as well as for other chronic medical conditions. Results: Untreated hearing loss can lead to numerous negative secondary consequences; uptake and use of hearing aids remain low, despite the fact that hearing aids provide an effective treatment option for older adults with hearing loss. The authors describe models relevant to understanding the help-seeking and decision-making behaviors of older adults with hearing loss and discuss recommendations for future research. Conclusion: Because of the considerable overlap in factors associated with help-seeking behaviors across chronic medical conditions and because help-seeking behaviors are complex, help seeking should be examined within the framework of a multifactorial model, such as the health belief model or the transtheoretical stages of change model.

AB - Purpose: To review the current literature on help seeking for hearing health care among older adults. Method: The authors conducted a literature review regarding help seeking for hearing-related communication difficulties as well as for other chronic medical conditions. Results: Untreated hearing loss can lead to numerous negative secondary consequences; uptake and use of hearing aids remain low, despite the fact that hearing aids provide an effective treatment option for older adults with hearing loss. The authors describe models relevant to understanding the help-seeking and decision-making behaviors of older adults with hearing loss and discuss recommendations for future research. Conclusion: Because of the considerable overlap in factors associated with help-seeking behaviors across chronic medical conditions and because help-seeking behaviors are complex, help seeking should be examined within the framework of a multifactorial model, such as the health belief model or the transtheoretical stages of change model.

KW - Adults

KW - Aging

KW - Amplification or hearing aids

KW - Auditory rehabilitation

KW - Hearing loss

KW - Outcomes

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84871510038&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84871510038&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1044/1059-0889(2012/12-0028)

DO - 10.1044/1059-0889(2012/12-0028)

M3 - Article

VL - 21

SP - 331

EP - 337

JO - American Journal of Audiology

JF - American Journal of Audiology

SN - 1059-0889

IS - 2

ER -