Increasing the use rate of hearing aids for patients with moderate or higher hearing impairment

中国聋儿康复研究中心携手北京大学人口研究所等14家专业机构,选择吉林、广东、陕西、甘肃4个具有典型代表性的省份,从2014年8月至2015年9月以全人群为基础开展了听力障碍与耳病调查。在覆盖近2亿人口的地区实际调查45052人,获得了有关我国听力障碍和耳病的最新流行病学数据和相关服务需求信息。调查表明,我国听力障碍高发,现患水平与全球平均水平相当。


 
 
Hu Xiangyang, head of the National Hearing Impairment and Ear Disease Survey Project and former director of the China Rehabilitation Research Center for Deaf Children, analyzed: “The main causes of hearing impairment in my country are non-communicable diseases, ear diseases, noise, etc. The hearing impaired patients are elderly people. People dominate, and the elderly over 60 account for 55.31% of all hearing impaired patients. As my country’s aging trend intensifies, the overall prevalence of hearing impaired in my country is still on the rise.”


    The survey also found that only 27.56% of patients with ear diseases have received ear examinations, and only 7.91% of people with moderate or higher hearing impairment use hearing aids and cochlear implants.Experts said that it has become a top priority to strengthen primary ear health care, promote hearing screening for newborns, develop audiology services, and increase the use rate of hearing aids for patients with moderate or higher hearing impairment.

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