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aud 2000, 8(1 And 2): 34-35 Back to browse issues page
Does Unilateral Hearing Loss lead to Learning Handicap?
Gita Movallali
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Hearing loss, even when limited to 1 ear, has been indicated as a handicap to communication and learning. Although this does not seem true based on my clinical impressions, there are no objective data available to evaluate, or even infer, what type of hearing loss can become a true handicap to overall academic achievement. Presented herein are findings that imply, although do not prove, the potential academic handicap of unilateral hearing loss. This study prospectively analyzed the audiologic and otologic screening tests in a university over a 9-year period. The University of Tokyo is one of the leading universities in Japan the students examined undoubtedly had academic ability well above average, for the entrance examination is one of the most difficult to pass in Japan. The potential handicap to academic achievement caused by hearing impairment was evaluated by comparing the prevalence of hearing impairment among the study population

Keywords: Middle Ear effusion, speech perception, Unilateral Hearing Loss
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Type of Study: Translated Article |
Accepted: 2013/10/26 | Published: 2017/12/19

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