Hearing loss and depressive symptoms in older Chinese: whether social isolation plays a role

Hao Huang, Jiao Wang, Chao Qiang Jiang, Feng Zhu, Ya Li Jin, Tong Zhu, Wei Sen Zhang & Lin Xu
Abstract Background Existing evidence links hearing loss to depressive symptoms, with the extent of association and underlying mechanisms remaining inconclusive. We conducted a cross-sectional study to examine the association of hearing loss with depressive symptoms and explored whether social isolation mediated the association. Methods Eight thousand nine hundred sixty-two participants from Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study were included. Data on self-reported hearing status, the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15), social isolation and potential confounders were collected...
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