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Título: Hearing evaluation of portuguese school communities: school‑based audiology and hearing screening
Autor: Tomé, David
Lopes, Paula
Sousa, Aida
Magalhães, António
Palavras-chave: School-based
Audiology
Hearing screening
Children
Data: 2013
Editora: Elsevier Doyma
Relatório da Série N.º: Atención Primaria;
Resumo: Introduction: Hearing loss h sone raised impact in the development and academic progress of a child. In several developed countries, early detection is part of the national health plan through universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) and also with school hearing screening programs (SHSP), but only a few have published national data and revised protocols. Currently in Portugal, the UNHS is implemented in the main district hospitals but not the SHPS, as well we still do not make use of concrete data nor publication of studies on the national reality. Objectives: The incidence of the hearing loss and of otological problems was studied in school communities in the north of the country with 2550 participants between 3 and 17 years old. Methods: Statistical data collected within the schools with a standard auditory hearing screening protocol. All participants were evaluated with the same protocol, an audiological anamnesis, otoscopy and audiometric exam screening (500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz) were fulfilled. Results: Different otological problems were identified and the audiometric screening exam counted auditory thresholds that outpointed uni and bilateral hearing loss in about 5.7% of the cases. Conclusions: The study has demonstrated that auditory school screening should take place as early as possible and be part of the primary health care to identify and direct children to appropriate rehabilitation, education and attendance. Thus, reducing high costs with late treatment.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/3340
ISSN: 0212-6567
Versão do Editor: http://zl.elsevier.es/es/revista/atencion-primaria-27/sumario/vol-45-num-esp-congreso-13015943
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