Journal article

Hearing loss and access to audiology services in rural victoria: Findings from the crossroads study

Kristen M Glenister, David Simmons

NOISE & HEALTH | WOLTERS KLUWER MEDKNOW PUBLICATIONS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Context: Rural residents can be exposed to high levels of agricultural machinery noise and are at risk of hearing loss. Aims: This study aimed to determine audiology service use and rates of hearing loss in a regional area of Australia, using both self-report and audiology testing. Setting and Design: A survey of randomly selected households was undertaken and 6432 participants were interviewed face to face about their health, hearing, and use of audiology services. A total of 1454 participants were randomly selected to undertake standard audiology testing. Material and Methods: Material Hearing was evaluated using conventional audiometry. Statistical Analysis Used: Independent t-tests, cChi..

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