Cherbourg revisited: hearing health changes in an Aboriginal community, 1972 to 2000

Sockalingam, Ravi, Hives, Katye, Kei, Joseph and McPherson, Bradley (2003) Cherbourg revisited: hearing health changes in an Aboriginal community, 1972 to 2000. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 25 1: 49-53. doi:10.1375/audi.25.1.49.31125


Author Sockalingam, Ravi
Hives, Katye
Kei, Joseph
McPherson, Bradley
Title Cherbourg revisited: hearing health changes in an Aboriginal community, 1972 to 2000
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-4873
0157-1532
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1375/audi.25.1.49.31125
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 49
End page 53
Total pages 5
Editor Teresa Ching
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
321210 Community Child Health
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate current audiological outcomes of Cherbourg schoolchildren and compare these outcomes to those obtained in a 1972 study of hearing health in the same community. Seventy-eight primary school children of Cherbourg State School participated in the study. Their peripheral hearing and middle ear function were tested using pure-tone air conduction audiometry and tympanometry respectively. A significant improvement in the hearing status of this population was noted compared to that reported in 1972. The improvements in the hearing status of Indigenous schoolchildren at Cherbourg can be attributed to a number of factors, including increased awareness of both ear health and general health, as well as the introduction of hearing health care services, over the past three decades.
Q-Index Code C1

 
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