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Hearing impairment and otitis media in a rural primary school in south India.
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1997 Mar 06; 39(2):133-8.IJ

Abstract

In order to determine the prevalence of hearing impairment and otitis media in rural primary school children, a pilot study of 284 children aged 6-10 years was performed. These children were screened by otoscopy, pure tone audiometry and tympanometry. The overall prevalence of otological abnormalities (excluding wax) was 21.5%. Hearing impairment was detected in 34 children (11.9%). Conductive hearing impairment was predominant (10.9%). Otitis media was diagnosed in 17.6% of children. While 91.2% of children with hearing impairment had associated middle ear disease, only 53.4% of those with middle ear disease were detected as have hearing impairment. The importance of including tympanometry as part of the screening protocol is highlighted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9104621

Citation

Jacob, A, et al. "Hearing Impairment and Otitis Media in a Rural Primary School in South India." International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 39, no. 2, 1997, pp. 133-8.
Jacob A, Rupa V, Job A, et al. Hearing impairment and otitis media in a rural primary school in south India. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1997;39(2):133-8.
Jacob, A., Rupa, V., Job, A., & Joseph, A. (1997). Hearing impairment and otitis media in a rural primary school in south India. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 39(2), 133-8.
Jacob A, et al. Hearing Impairment and Otitis Media in a Rural Primary School in South India. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1997 Mar 6;39(2):133-8. PubMed PMID: 9104621.
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