Vol 18, No 1 (2021)
Review paper
Published online: 2020-10-31
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Hearing loss and depression: clinical relevance

Agnieszka Korkosz-Mierzejewska, Paweł Mierzejewski
DOI: 10.5603/PSYCH.a2020.0044
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Psychiatria 2021;18(1):36-41.

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Abstract

The risk of both hearing problems and depression increases in older people. The results of the study indicate an increased
risk of co-occurrence of these problems. Untreated hearing loss can worsen the course of depression, untreated depression
makes it difficult to rehabilitate hearing. The paper discusses the current state of knowledge on the relationship
between hearing loss and depression, potential causal mechanisms. It was proposed that hearing tests should be the
standard for diagnosing depression in people over 55 years of age, and that mental health assessment should be the
standard for dealing with an elderly hearing impaired patient.

Abstract

The risk of both hearing problems and depression increases in older people. The results of the study indicate an increased
risk of co-occurrence of these problems. Untreated hearing loss can worsen the course of depression, untreated depression
makes it difficult to rehabilitate hearing. The paper discusses the current state of knowledge on the relationship
between hearing loss and depression, potential causal mechanisms. It was proposed that hearing tests should be the
standard for diagnosing depression in people over 55 years of age, and that mental health assessment should be the
standard for dealing with an elderly hearing impaired patient.

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Keywords

hearing loss, depression, hearing aids, treatment of depression, treatment of hearing loss

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Title

Hearing loss and depression: clinical relevance

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 18, No 1 (2021)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

36-41

Published online

2020-10-31

DOI

10.5603/PSYCH.a2020.0044

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Psychiatria 2021;18(1):36-41.

Keywords

hearing loss
depression
hearing aids
treatment of depression
treatment of hearing loss

Authors

Agnieszka Korkosz-Mierzejewska
Paweł Mierzejewski

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