Abstract

This is the first of a two part report on the results of a survey of schools for the deaf in the United States on otologic health care. The report details the awareness and diagnostic elements of middle ear disease in the school-aged deaf child. The survey indicated, among several other factors, that a greater number of deaf children with an overlaid middle ear pathology are being identified and treated due primarily to two factors: increased awareness on the part of the schools' staffs and the use of impedance audiometry as a screening tool. However, the frequency of otologic screening in schools for the deaf, and the reported use of otolaryngologists in the admission and reevaluation processes, are still quite low.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0375
Print ISSN
0002-726X
Pages
pp. 113-117
Launched on MUSE
2013-04-22
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.