ERIC Number: ED063689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Hearing Levels of Children by Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics, United States.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Reported were estimates of hearing levels of noninstitutionalized children aged 6 to 11 years in the United States in relation to their demographic and socioeconomic background. Findings are results of individual monaural pure-tone air-conduction audiometric tests, conducted as part of the Health Examination Survey of 1963-65. In the survey 7,119 children were examined as representatives of the American child population. Survey findings were limited to test results for the better ear. Detailed statistical results in relation to selected demographic and socioeconomic characteristics were provided in terms of the 1951-American Standard Association reference values. No consistent pattern of differences between white and Negro children was found. White children were found to have better hearing on the average than Negro children at the middle of the test range. In general, children living in the South were found to have somewhat less sensitive hearing, while children from the West had more sensitive hearing. No pattern of differences between urban and rural children was reported. The major significant finding was that hearing sensitivity increased with parent education and family income. (CB)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Blacks, Children, Demography, National Surveys, Research Projects, Socioeconomic Background, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.