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Title: Hearing Screening of Primary School Children (boys)
Authors: A .Al-Abduljawad, Khayria
Keywords: Hearing loss, Screening, Otoscope, Tympanometry, Conductive
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Saudi Journal of Oto- Rhino- Larngology Head and Neck Surgery. Vol9(2):50-52
Abstract: Aim: To identifying type B and hearing impaired children in the school-age children most likely to have hearing impairment that may interfere with development, communication, health, and education. And to advice the school administration to screen all children. Material and methods: 570 children (boys) aged 6-12 years were investigated, medical history were obtained and otoscopic examination was carried out, we applied tympanogram as type B was our target with hearing type and degree screening procedures to detect hearing loss greater than 20 dB HL in the frequency 500Hz, 1000Hz 2000Hz and 4000Hz. Results: 57 child suffering from middle-ear problems with overall Prevalence 10 % type B, 20 children have mild conductive (CHL), and 2 children was mild to moderate sensorineural (SNHL). Conclusion: Our findings are consistent with several studies of the prevalence of type B maximum at the age of one, and then decreased until the age of seven and up.Middle ear infections are the most common medical problem in infants and children of preschool age, and they are the most frequent primary diagnoses in children. There is a great need in our country for more services for the hearing impaireds appropriate progression training of personnel, better parent‘s education and to increase public awareness.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/18611
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