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Ear Hear . 2022 Jan 4.

The Associations of Hearing Sensitivity and Different Cognitive Functions with Perception of Speech-in-Noise

Natascha Merten, Meta M Boenniger, Sibylle C Herholz, Monique M B Breteler

Objectives: Impaired speech-in-noise perception affects individuals' daily lives and is a frequent symptom of age-related hearing loss, which is a common disabling condition and a health concern in aging populations. The relative impact of hearing sensitivity loss and different cognitive functions on speech-in-noise perception is not well understood. We aimed to assess to what extent hearing sensitivity and different cognitive functions were associated with sentence-in-noise performance across the adult lifespan.

PMID: 34983898