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|Title: ||Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Patients with Acute Otitis Media|
|Authors: ||Awuah, P.|
Duah, I. M.
Amedofu, G. K.
|Keywords: ||Acute otitis media|
|Issue Date: ||Apr-2012|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Science and Technology|
|Citation: ||Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2012, pp 11-17|
|Abstract: ||The study was a prospective, cross-sectional type conducted at the Ear, Nose and Throat Department
of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) over a six month period from 1st August 2005
to 31st January 2006. Fifty one patients involving 69 ears (few with bilateral and majority with
unilateral hearing loss) were interviewed followed by otoscopic ear examination, pure tone audiometry
using AC 30 audiometer and tympanometric test. The hearing loss of participants was
thus determined before and after treatment to establish the change in hearing over the period.
The results showed that hearing loss occurs in majority of sufferers of acute otitis media. The
prevalence of acute otitis media (AOM) is low in adults, but it is quite high in children (91.3%)
of reported cases.|
|Description: ||Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2012, pp 11-17|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal of Science and Technology 2000-|
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