The hearing profile of Nigerian school children.

  title={The hearing profile of Nigerian school children.},
  author={Bolajoko O Olusanya and Angela A. Okolo and Gbolagonte T. Ijaduola},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={55 3},
The paucity of up-to-date and representative epidemiological data on hearing disorders in Nigeria has been observed as undermining the effective advocacy of prevention initiatives. This study attempts to address this problem by evaluating the prevalence and pattern of hearing impairment in school entrants. Parental interviews, otoscopy, pure-tone audiometric screening (frequency 0.5-4 kHz) and tympanometric examinations were conducted for a representative sample of 359 school children in an… CONTINUE READING
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