ERIC Number: ED064818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Hearing Sensitivity and Related Medical Findings Among Children - United States.
Roberts, Jean; Federico, John V.
Based on findings from the Health Examination Survey of 1963-65, estimates were reported on the prevalence of abnormal conditions of the ear, nose, and throat and the relation of these various abnormalities to hearing sensitivity of noninstitutionalized children aged 6 to 11 years old in the United States. A total of 7,119 children participated in the examination and were thought to be closely representative of the child population from which they were drawn with respect to age, sex, race, region, and other available demographic and socioeconomic variables. Major findings were reported to include: from the otoscopic examination, approximately 20% of the children were found to have some abnormality in at least one of their eardrums; enlarged tonsils touching at the midline were found among more than 1% of the children; one child in five was found to have some obstruction or defect of the nose; and children with abnormalities of their eardrums were found to have reduced hearing sensitivity, on the average, at all the test frequencies. Comparison of the results with a 1958-60 study among Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, school children 5 to 14 years of age was made. The majority of the report consisted of 31 detailed tables of statistical data. (CB)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Auditory Perception, Children, Demography, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Incidence, Medical Evaluation, Physical Examinations, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.70)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.