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Prevalence and degree of hearing loss among males in Beaver Dam cohort: Comparison of veterans and nonveterans

Richard H. Wilson, PhD, et al.


Figure 7. Bivariate plots of individual word-recognition performances in competing message (ordinate) and high-frequency pure tone averages (PTAs) of listeners (abscissa) for (a) 486 nonveterans and (b) 897 veterans. Large filled symbols depict mean datum points, and lines through datum points are linear regressions used to describe data (R2 =0.61, nonveterans; R2 = 0.58, veterans). HL = hearing level.

The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study conducted in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, between 1993 and 1996 included 999 veteran and 590 nonveteran males 48 to 92 years of age. Hearing tests were conducted with tones and with words presented in quiet and presented in background noise. Two basic findings were found. First, the percent of participants with hearing loss increased with age. Second, no difference existed between the hearing abilities of veterans and nonveterans.

Volume 47 Number 6, 2010
   Pages 505 — 520

This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Wilson RH, Noe CM, Cruickshanks KJ, Wiley TL, Nondahl DM. Prevalence and degree of hearing loss among males in Beaver Dam cohort: Comparison of veterans and nonveterans. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(6):505-20. DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2009.10.0169

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