A Study of Deafness in West Africa: The Gambian Hearing Health Project

This article, published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, reviews data collected from several studies conducted in The Gambia to discover the incidence and causes of severe to profound hearing loss. The data shows that meningitis is a major identifiable disease causing deafness, and that rubella, measles, and familial factors are of little importance in The Gambia as compared to other tropical countries. The review concludes that a preventative approach is the most rational way to help the deaf in The Gambia. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): McPherson B, Holborow CA

Published: 1985

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    Citation: McPherson B, Holborow CA. A Study of Deafness in West Africa: The Gambian Hearing Health Project. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 1985;10(2):115-135.