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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Otological findings in children from a deaf school in Ibadan - Nigeria


1 Department of Ear. Nose & Throat Surgery, College of Medical Sciences. University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Maiduguri, Nigeria
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria
3 Ear. Nose & Throat Unit, Department of Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Babagana M Ahmad
Department of Ear. Nose & Throat Surgery, College of Medical Sciences. University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Maiduguri
Nigeria
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This study involved one hundred and nine children of a deaf school in Ibadan, Nigeria. They were evaluated for ear conditions and types, and degree of hearing loss. The most prevalent ear ailments were impacted wax (39.4%), secretary otitis media (15.6%) and suppurative otitis media (2.8%). Forty one percent had severe hearing loss while 44.9% had profound hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss accounted for 88.1% while the rest of the students had mixed hearing loss. The need for continuous check up of the deaf children by the_ otorhinolaryngologist is advised. This will enhance expert handling and prompt dispensation of appropriate treatment.


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