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Better hearing in Norway. A comparison of two HUNT cohorts 20 years apart.: Erratum

doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000001238
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In the article that appeared on p 42-52 in the January/February 2021 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 of Ear and Hearing “Better hearing in Norway. A comparison of two HUNT cohorts 20 years apart”, there are some errors in the prevalences presented in table 3 on page 49. The errors are for age-specific groups for men and total. The errors are minor and do not affect the rest of the paper and any of its conclusion. The particular numbers are not referred to in the text. A new table with corrected values appears below. The authors sincerely apologize for these errors.

Table 3. - Prevalence of hearing impairment by severity1, age and sex for HUNT4 (2017-2019). Corrected 12.4.2022.
Impairment category:Age Prevalence (%)
Unilateral Mild Moderate Moderately severe Severe Profound/deaf Any loss Disabling
<20 & >=35 dB 20-34 dB 35-49 dB 50-64 dB 65-79 dB >=80 dB >=35 dB 95% CI >40 dB 95% CI
Women 20-44 years 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 0.3 0.1-0.4 0.2 0.1-0.3
45-64 years 1.1 7.9 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 9.6 1.4 1.2-1.6 0.8 0.6-0.9
>64 years 1.2 32.0 11.1 2.1 0.2 0.2 48.4 13.8 12.9-14.8 8.2 7.4-9.0
Age adjusted 0.9 11.7 3.4 0.6 0.1 0.1 16.9 4.3 4.0-4.5 2.5 2.3-2.7
Norway 2018 0.8 10.9 4.6 1.0 0.2 0.1 17.6 5.9 5.6-6.2 3.7 3.4-3.9
Men 20-44 years 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.2 0.1-0.4 0.1 0.0-0.2
45-64 years 1.4 11.8 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.0 13.6 1.6 1.3-1.9 0.8 0.6-1.0
>64 years 1.5 36.2 16.1 4.6 0.8 0.1 61.5 22.1 20.9-23.3 14.9 13.9-16.0
Age adjusted 1.1 14.3 4.8 1.3 0.3 0.0 21.9 6.5 6.1-6.8 4.3 4.0-4.6
Norway 2018 1.0 11.9 4.3 1.3 0.3 0.1 18.7 5.9 5.6-6.3 4.1 3.8-4.4
Total 20-44 years 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.2 0.2-0.3 0.1 0.1-0.2
45-64 years 1.2 9.7 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 11.5 1.5 1.3-1.7 0.8 0.7-0.9
>64 years 1.4 34.0 13.4 3.2 0.5 0.1 54.5 17.5 16.8-18.3 11.2 10.5-11.8
Age, sex adjusted 1.0 12.9 4.1 0.9 0.2 0.1 19.3 5.3 5.0-5.5 3.3 3.1-3.5
Norway 2018 0.9 11.4 4.4 1.2 0.2 0.1 18.2 5.9 5.7-6.1 3.9 3.7-4.0
1 Severities of hearing loss using the criteria for classification by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) based on better ear pure-tone average over 0.5, 1, 2 and 4 kHz (BE PTA4).

Reference:

Engdahl B, Strand BH, Aarhus L. Better Hearing in Norway: A Comparison of Two HUNT Cohorts 20 Years Apart. Ear Hear. 2020 Jun 12;42(1):42–52. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000898.
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