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ERIC Number: ED013011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 72
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Reference Count: 0
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CHARACTERISTICS OF PERSONS WITH IMPAIRED HEARING. UNITED STATES--JULY 1962-JUNE 1963. VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS--DATA FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY, NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS.
LINDER, FORREST E.; AND OTHERS
COLLECTED BY INTERVIEWERS FROM A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF 42,000 HOUSEHOLDS CONTAINING 134,000 PERSONS, THIS DATA PERTAINS TO THE HEARING-IMPAIRED POPULATION IN 1962-1963. THE REPORT PRESENTS THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION WITH IMPAIRED HEARING, AND ALSO GIVES DATA ON THE UTILIZATION OF AND SATISFACTION WITH HEARING AIDS, AGE AT ONSET OF LOSS, AND THE TRAINING AND TESTING RECEIVED. ON THE BASIS OF THE INTERVIEWS APPROXIMATELY EIGHT MILLION PERSONS WERE ESTIMATED TO HAVE SOME HEARING LOSS IN ONE OR BOTH EARS. ABOUT FOUR MILLION PERSONS WERE CLASSIFIED AS HAVING A BINAURAL HEARING LOSS, AND AMONG THESE, 856,000 PERSONS WERE CLASSIFIED AS UNABLE TO HEAR AND UNDERSTAND SPOKEN WORDS. TWENTY-TWO PERCENT OF THE BINAURAL POPULATION REPORTED CURRENT USE OF HEARING AIDS. INCLUDED IN THE REPORT ARE 23 PAGES OF TABLES PRESENTING INFORMATION ON THE HEARING-IMPAIRED POPULATION, THE UTILIZATION OF HEARING AIDS, CAUSE AND ONSET OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT, HEARING AND SPEECH TRAINING, HEARING EXAMINATION, AND ASSOCIATED VISUAL IMPAIRMENT. THE APPENDIXES INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE METHODS AND DEFINITIONS USED IN THIS SURVEY AND SAMPLES OF THE HOUSEHOLD INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE. REFERENCE LIST CONTAINS FIVE ITEMS. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED AS PHS PUBLICATION NO. 1000-SERIES 10-NO. 35 BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. $0.45. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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