Publications (5)1.09 Total impact
- Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia 01/2008; 13(1).
Article: Hearing loss in aging.[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Aging is a natural consequence of a society developing process. The city of São Paulo has almost one million people who are above sixty years of age. Age-related hearing loss equals the total hearing loss resulted from cell degeneration caused by noise exposure, ototoxic agents and the loss caused by disorders and medical treatments. To study age-related hearing degeneration by means of higher thresholds and hearing sensitivity measures. Cross-sectional contemporary cohort study in which we assessed 211 elderly patients with mean age of 75.24 years, of whom 61 were females and 150 were males. The subjects were submitted to an interview and a conventional audiometric assessment; and later divided into four groups according to age range. Significant threshold drop in the four established age groups, decrease in speech recognition ratio, and a significant difference regarding gender. As age advanced there was a gradual increase in hearing loss, men showed a lower threshold in the 4000 Hz frequency when compared to women, and in the speech intelligibility test there was also a gradual decrease with aging.Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology 02/2007; 73(1):58-64. · 0.55 Impact Factor
- Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia 01/2007; 73(3).
- Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia 01/2007; 73(1).
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ABSTRACT: Increased life expectancy raises demands for special attention for the elderly population; speech, language and hearing science deals with their communication disorders. Hearing loss is a common disorder affecting this age group. It is known that the auditory feedback system is essential to human vocalizing, as it organizes voice production. To assess and correlate the hearing system and the Fundamental Frequency (F0) of women who have variable degrees of sensorineural hearing loss. a cross-sectional descriptive study. 30 women with a mean age of 75.95 (SD = 7,41) were included. Inclusion criteria were: symmetric sensorineural hearing loss, a high-frequency sloping configuration, and a type A tympanogram. Subjects underwent Pure Tone Audiometry, a Word Recognition Test, Tympanometry, and Voice Assessment. Patients with higher degrees of hearing loss showed an increased fundamental frequency. In aged individuals with hearing loss, audiovocal monitoring is altered, resulting in voice parameter changes.Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology 73(3):378-83. · 0.55 Impact Factor