Hearing loss in urban South African school children (grade 1 to 3).

  title={Hearing loss in urban South African school children (grade 1 to 3).},
  author={Faheema Mahomed-Asmail and De Wet Swanepoel and Robert H. Eikelboom},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to describe the prevalence and characteristics of hearing loss in school-aged children in an urban South African population. METHOD Children from grade one to three from five schools in the Gauteng Province of South Africa formed a representative sample for this study. All children underwent otoscopic examinations, tympanometry and pure tone screening (25dB HL at 1, 2 and 4kHz). Children who failed the screening test and 5% of those who passed the screening test… CONTINUE READING

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