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Hearing loss and fatigue in middle-age and older adults

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Hearing loss was cross-sectionally associated with higher frequency of fatigue after adjustment for demographics, lifestyle factors, and comorbidities in this nationally representative sample of middle-age and older adults. Future studies with fatigue assessments capturing its multidimensionality are needed to understand how hearing loss might contribute to physical and mental fatigue differentially and clarify how hearing loss may be associated with downstream outcomes like physical impairment through fatigue. 

Authors: Nicholas S. Reed, Au.D., of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, is the corresponding author. 

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