ERIC Number: EJ416571
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Hearing Loss in Aging Mentally Handicapped Persons.
Cooke, Leila B.
Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities, v15 n3-4 p321-27 1989
The survey of hearing loss among residents (N=398) of a long-stay hospital for persons with mental handicap found 10 percent of those over 18 and 70 percent of those aged 70-79 had socially significant hearing loss. Possible reasons are offered for this higher prevalence in the mentally handicapped population and for poor utilization of hearing aids. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Issue: Aging.