Listen Up New Zealand 2019

Adolescent hearing screening pilot.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates at least one billion people aged between 12-35 years are at risk of hearing loss due to preventable causes.

To determine whether the global trend was following a similar path in New Zealand, the National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing embarked on a pilot programme of auditory screening of 479 year 9 high school pupils at three schools and found that 34% of them had an abnormal result.

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