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Table 3 Hearing difficulties in relation to sick leave and disability pension, categorization of included studies according to data reported

From: Hearing difficulties, ear-related diagnoses and sickness absence or disability pension - a systematic literature review

  Data on sick leave Data on disability pension
Sick leave or disability pension due to hearing difficulties Gustafsson [17], 2011 Ide [29], 2007
Skøien [18], 2008 Sewell [30], 2004
Hagberg [21], 2005 Ide [31], 1998
Bjorne [24], 2003
Joore [25], 2003
Holgers [26], 2000
Sick leave or disability pension, irrespective of diagnoses Carlsson [16], 2011 Gustafsson [17], 2011
Neuhauser [10], 2008 Skøien [18], 2008
Bjerlemo [19], 2006 Starzynski [32], 1993
Gates [22], 2004
Chau [23], 2004
Joore [25], 2003
Andersson [27], 2000
Rudin [28], 1987
  1. Note: the study by Kramer [20], 2006 reported sick leave due to distress/strain, i.e. not sick leave in general nor due to hearing difficulties.