Research Papers/Topics in Otorhinolaryngology

SELF -EMPLOYMENT IN CRAFTS - AN OPTION FOR THE DISABLED HEARING IMPAIRED

ABSTRACT This study examined self-employment as an option for the disabled hearing impaired using the exploratory design. Of the 80 respondents who took part in the survey 19 (23.8%) were teachers of the hearing impaired, 19 (23.8%) were hearing impaired employees, 37 (46.2%) were hearing impaired apprentices and 5 (6.2%) were self employed hearing impaired persons. Four sets of self-administered questionnaire were used for data collection from the different groups of respondents. 

Childhood Hearing Loss-A Nigerian Experience and a Call to Action

Abstract The burden of childhood hearing loss is huge, its effect on affected children devastating and the economic toll is heavy. Unfortunately much attention is not given to programs that promote early detection, management and rehabilitation of such children in developing countries. A cross-sectional study of the prevalence and patterns of hearing loss was undertaken among 127 children aged 5-15 years who presented for hearing assessment in two ear clinics in south-western Nigeria. Res...

COMPARISON OF BLOOD PRESSURE IN DEAF SECONDARY SCHOOL CHLDREN AND THEIR HEARING COUNTERPARTS: ASSOCIATION BETWEEN NOISE AND BLOOD PRESSURE

ABSTRACTBackground and Objective: High blood pressure has been Known to be one of the problems that could develop as a result of exposure to.noise. Consequently, those who are hearing impaired are thought to be immune to this. This study assessed the relationship between noise exposure and blood pressure. Methodology: This is a comparative prospective study involving participants (consisting of the hearing and the hearing impaired) drawn from a school environment that is situated clo...