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An outbreak of dysentery began late in 1979 in Central Africa and spread to involve a major portion of Zaire as well as Rwanda and Burundi. We traveled to a mission hospital in northeast Zaire during the epidemic and isolated Shigella dysenteriae, type 1, from most of the patients studied. All isolates were resistant to ampicillin, tetracycline,(More)
Research on adjustment to hearing-aid use has in the past mostly focused on hours of use by patients and drawn its sample mainly from the retired population. Although this has given us a framework for developing a counselling service, it does not in itself give an indication of optimal levels of use nor of situations for use in the population who have to(More)
Structured personal interviews concerning the social and vocational aspects of acquired hearing loss were carried out with 105 people aged between 24 and 56 years. The data obtained included participants' experiences of hospital referral and the level of information provision. It was found that despite the majority being referred for ENT and audiological(More)
This paper reviews the research published on auditory deprivation from birth. The extent of the damage caused to animals by this is discussed in relation to humans, deprived of hearing at birth, but later provided with some auditory input through a fitted hearing aid. Lack of research findings prevents a conclusive statement but there appear to be strong(More)