Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 1, P161-172 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0018 View full text
Patricia A. Saccone, James R. Steiger

Abstract: This retrospective study was undertaken to identify the prevalence of hearing loss in the homeless population and its implications for vocational rehabilitation. Audiometric threshold data for adult residents of an urban homeless shelter were collected and reported. Subjects with hearing loss were identified and defined by their binaural high-frequency pure tone average (B-HFPTA). Those subjects were assigned a predicted Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults-Screener (HHIA-S) score. Their HHIA-S scores, in tur…

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