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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization, Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment, No. 99.8 (1): World Health Organization Ear and Hearing Disorders Survey Protocol

By A. W. Smith, Dr.

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization, Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment, No. 99.8 (1): World Health Organization Ear and Hearing Disorders Survey Protocol  
Author: A. W. Smith, Dr.
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization

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Smith, Dr, A. W. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization, Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment, No. 99.8 (1). Retrieved from http://www.worldjournal.org/


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PART 1. SURVEY METHODS I PURPOSE OF THE WHO EAR AND HEARING DISORDERS SURVEY PROTOCOL There is a considerable scarcity of reliable, standardised, population-based data on the prevalence and causes of deafness and hearing impairment in developing countries. This protocol describes a method using a standardised survey form and coding instructions to enable countries to carry out prevalence and causes surveys of deafness and hearing impairment, and of ear diseases.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS PART 1 . SURVEY METHODS . . 1 PURPOSE OF THE WHO EAR AND HEARING DISORDERS SURVEY PROTOCOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2 DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROTOCOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 PLANNING THE SURVEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.1 Initial Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.2 Preparation of a specific written protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.3 Preliminary Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.4 Surveydesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.5 Sampling method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.6 Sample Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.7 Personnel and Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.8 Logistics and administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 3.9 Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 CONDUCTING THE SURVEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1 Pilot Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.2 Visit of advance team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.3 Ethicalissues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.4 Visit of survey team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 0 4.5 Age determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.6 Sampling Errors and quality control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 5 DATA RECORDING AND ANALYSIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 6 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ANNEX 1: TABLE OF SAMPLE SIZES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 PART 2: WHO EAR AND HEARING DISORDERS EXAMINATION FORM 7.1A . . . . . . . 1

 
 


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