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Title: Prevalence and patterns of hearing impairment in Egypt: a national household survey
Authors: Abdel Hamid, O.
Khatib, O.M.N.
Aly, A.
Morad, M.
Kamel, S.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: We conducted a national household survey to estimate the prevalence and causes of hearing impairment in Egypt. From 6 randomly selected governorates [Alexandria, Dakahlia, Luxor, Marsa Matrouh, Minia and North Sinai], 4000 individuals were screened for hearing loss. The prevalence of hearing loss was 16.0% with no significant sex differences. There were significant differences between the age groups and governorates: Marsa Matrouh had the highest prevalence of hearing loss [25.7%] and North Sinai the lowest [13.5%]; those >/= 65 years had the highest prevalence [49.3%], but it was also high in those aged 0-4 years [22.4%]. Otitis media with effusion [30.8%] was the commonest cause of hearing loss, followed by presbycusis [22.7%]
Description: 1170-1180
Keywords: Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss
Health Surveys
Age Factors
Otitis Media
Subject: Hearing Loss
ISSN: 1020-3397
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