ERIC Number: ED047799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Hearing Levels of Children by Age and Sex: United States.
Roberts, Jean; Huber, Paul
This report contains estimates of hearing levels for children 6 to 11 years of age in the United States as determined in the second cycle of the Health Examination Survey, conducted during 1963-1965. A probability sample (N=7,119) was selected to represent the 24 million children 6 to 11 years of age in the noninstitutional population. Hearing threshold levels for the right ear and left ear of each child examined were determined individually by air conduction with standard pure-tone audiometers at eight frequencies. Testing was done under carefully controlled conditions in a specially constructed trailer. The report gives findings by age and sex for the right ear, left ear and better ear at each of the test frequencies, and also presents estimates of hearing levels for speech. Comparison of the present study findings with findings from some of the previous large-scale hearing surveys, such as the 1935-1936 National Health Survey and the Pittsburgh Surveys, is included. Tables and appendixes comprise two thirds of the document. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Age Differences, Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Evaluation, Auditory Tests, Comparative Analysis, Ears, Elementary School Students, Hearing Impairments, Hearing (Physiology), National Surveys, Sampling, Sex Differences, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Public Health Service Publication No. 1000-Series 11-No. 102 $.55)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.