Hearing screening in Australian aboriginal universitystudents

Ward B.R., McPherson B. and Thomason J.E.-M. (1994) Hearing screening in Australian aboriginal universitystudents. Public Health, 108 1: 43-48. doi:10.1016/S0033-3506(05)80034-4


Author Ward B.R.
McPherson B.
Thomason J.E.-M.
Title Hearing screening in Australian aboriginal universitystudents
Journal name Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-3506
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0033-3506(05)80034-4
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 108
Issue 1
Start page 43
End page 48
Total pages 6
Subject 3306 Health (social science)
Abstract Many indigenous peoples have been found to show an increased prevalence of both middle ear disorder and associated conductive hearing loss. Hearing loss may cause educational disadvantage during school years. For many indigenous populations in developed countries there are now increasing opportunities to participate in established formal education. This has led to greater numbers of indigenous students in post-secondary education. This study examined the results of a three-year hearing health programme for Australian Aboriginal students entering university studies. Prevalence rates were compared with those of urban Aboriginal adult non-students and non-indigenous populations. It was found that 15.5% of indigenous university students had a unilateral or bilateral hearing loss. Recommended screening procedures and methods to enhance classroom listening for indigenous hearing impaired students were suggested.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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