Ear and Hearing School Survey for Hearing Impair Prevalence in the Southern Part of Thailand 2011

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Samut Chongvisal

Abstract

Deafness and hearing impairment are globally increasing. The Otological Center, Bangkok Unit, Department of
Otorhinolaryngology, Siriraj Hospital is the first World Health Organization collaborating center in terms of hearing prevention
since1985. A school survey in the southern part of Thailand was conducted in 1990 for a prevalence, strengthening network,
early detection and management at different levels. Our center performed a school survey at the same area to find out the
prevalence and ear pathology of hearing impairment. It was found that the prevalence of hearing impairment decreased in
all severities, when compared to the prevalence found in the survey in 1990. The most common cause of ear pathology was
earwax impaction.

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Chongvisal, S. (2016). Ear and Hearing School Survey for Hearing Impair Prevalence in the Southern Part of Thailand 2011. Siriraj Medical Journal, 65(2), 51–54. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sirirajmedj/article/view/64189
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