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Article: Hearing loss in Chinese school children with Down syndrome

TitleHearing loss in Chinese school children with Down syndrome
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Down syndrome
Hearing impairment
Prevalence
School age
TEOAE
Tympanometry
Issue Date2007
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijporl
Citation
International Journal Of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2007, v. 71 n. 12, p. 1905-1915 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: There is well-documented evidence in the literature concerning a high prevalence of deafness in children with Down syndrome (DS). The aim of this study was to examine the extent of hearing impairment and address the rehabilitation needs of a Chinese population with DS who were either in special schools or integrated into mainstream schools. Methods: This study screened 92 children with DS at their own schools and 11 were reassessed in the University of Hong Kong Hearing Centre. Hearing status of the children with DS was analyzed on the basis of their screening and reassessment results for tympanometric, transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) and pure tone audiometric examinations. Results: A high point prevalence of hearing impairment (78% by ears or 90% by participants) in a Chinese school-aged sample of children with DS was noted. The most common degree of loss was mild to moderate. No significant gender difference, age effect or ear asymmetry was found for tympanometric failure or absence of TEOAE. An unfavorable mean speech intelligibility index score (0.2) was found for this group of children. Conclusions: Sound field amplification and suitable acoustic modifications to classrooms were recommended for Chinese children with DS in Hong Kong to improve their listening and learning environment. The point prevalence of hearing impairment in older children with DS in this study was in contrast to a previous local study on a younger age group. Further effort is needed to determine the role of possible aging effects on the type and prevalence of hearing impairment in populations with DS. © 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82481
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.125
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.649
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dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, SPSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, KKKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, IHYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:29:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:29:51Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2007, v. 71 n. 12, p. 1905-1915en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0165-5876en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82481-
dc.description.abstractObjective: There is well-documented evidence in the literature concerning a high prevalence of deafness in children with Down syndrome (DS). The aim of this study was to examine the extent of hearing impairment and address the rehabilitation needs of a Chinese population with DS who were either in special schools or integrated into mainstream schools. Methods: This study screened 92 children with DS at their own schools and 11 were reassessed in the University of Hong Kong Hearing Centre. Hearing status of the children with DS was analyzed on the basis of their screening and reassessment results for tympanometric, transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) and pure tone audiometric examinations. Results: A high point prevalence of hearing impairment (78% by ears or 90% by participants) in a Chinese school-aged sample of children with DS was noted. The most common degree of loss was mild to moderate. No significant gender difference, age effect or ear asymmetry was found for tympanometric failure or absence of TEOAE. An unfavorable mean speech intelligibility index score (0.2) was found for this group of children. Conclusions: Sound field amplification and suitable acoustic modifications to classrooms were recommended for Chinese children with DS in Hong Kong to improve their listening and learning environment. The point prevalence of hearing impairment in older children with DS in this study was in contrast to a previous local study on a younger age group. Further effort is needed to determine the role of possible aging effects on the type and prevalence of hearing impairment in populations with DS. © 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijporlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngologyen_HK
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Copyright © Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectDown syndromeen_HK
dc.subjectHearing impairmenten_HK
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subjectSchool ageen_HK
dc.subjectTEOAEen_HK
dc.subjectTympanometryen_HK
dc.titleHearing loss in Chinese school children with Down syndromeen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0165-5876&volume=71&spage=1905&epage=1915 &date=2007&atitle=Hearing+loss+in+Chinese+school+children+with+Down+syndromeen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcPherson, B: dbmcpher@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijporl.2007.09.003en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17936369-
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dc.identifier.volume71en_HK
dc.identifier.issue12en_HK
dc.identifier.spage1905en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000251342700012-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLeung, KKK=22941185900en_HK
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