Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: During COVID-19 Lockdown, Emotional Well-Being Declined for Adults with Vision, Hearing Loss #ASA181

Newswise imageDuring pandemic-induced isolation, researchers from the University of Minnesota surveyed older adults with vision loss, with hearing loss, or without either condition, asking the participants about their worries, well-being, and social isolation at six-week intervals. All three groups scored lower on a patient health questionnaire after the pandemic began; however, people with vision or hearing loss faced unique problems in lockdown. Disruptions to mobility systems affected people with low vision, and masks made conversations especially difficult for adults with hearing loss.