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Geriatrics 2018, 3(3), 48;

Screening Methods for Age-Related Hearing Loss in Older Patients with Cancer: A Review of the Literature

Cancer Centre, Department of Medical Oncology, General Hospital Groeninge, B-8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Department of Radiotherapy and Experimental Cancer Research, Ghent University, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Cancer Centre, Department of Haematology, General Hospital Groeninge, B-8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, UK
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Received: 17 July 2018 / Revised: 30 July 2018 / Accepted: 31 July 2018 / Published: 2 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ageing, A Multidisciplinary Perspective)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: cancer; age-related hearing loss; screening; eHealth cancer; age-related hearing loss; screening; eHealth
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Lycke, M.; Lefebvre, T.; Cool, L.; Van Eygen, K.; Boterberg, T.; Schofield, P.; Debruyne, P.R. Screening Methods for Age-Related Hearing Loss in Older Patients with Cancer: A Review of the Literature. Geriatrics 2018, 3, 48.

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