Hearing Impairment in 2008: a compilation of available epidemiological studies.

@article{Pascolini2009HearingII,
  title={Hearing Impairment in 2008: a compilation of available epidemiological studies.},
  author={Donatella Pascolini and Andrew James Smith},
  journal={International journal of audiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={473-85}
}
A data bank of prevalence of hearing impairment for monitoring and implementation of programmes at national or global level and for the estimate of the global burden has been established. A systematic search was conducted of random-sample population-based studies of bilateral hearing impairment with clearly defined hearing threshold levels. Fifty-three studies from 31 countries from all WHO regions were found to meet the selection criteria. The prevalence of mild and disabling hearing… CONTINUE READING

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