Journal article

Acquired Hearing Loss, Anger, and Emotional Distress The Mediating Role of Perceived Disability

Silvia Ferrari, Daniele Monzani, Chiara Gherpelli, Andrew MacKinnon, Francesca Mongelli, Gaia Federici, Matilde Forghieri, Gian Maria Galeazzi

JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

The aim of the study was to test whether acquired hearing loss (AHL)-related perceived disability mediates the association between AHL and psychological outcomes, including anger. Two-hundred ninety-seven consecutive outpatients with AHL assessed by pure tone average (PTA) loss completed the following: Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults (HHIA), State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2), Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), Diagnostic Criteria for Use in Psychosomatic Research (DCPR), and Social Functioning Questionnaire. In the sample, composed of 44.5% males with a mean age of 53.8 and a mean PTA of 30.7, AHL was associated to perceived hearing handicap, also correlating to all psycho..

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