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|Title:||Prevalence of hearing loss among the undergraduate students with normal hearing abilities of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria|
Olaoye, M. O.
|Abstract:||This study investigated the prevalence of hearing loss among the undergraduate students of the University of Ibadan. An ex-post-facto research design was adopted for the study. Five research questions and one hypothesis were generated and tested. A multi-stage random sampling technique was adopted to select 120 students of 20 samples each from six Faculties of the University. The research instruments used were the clinical otoscope, and a calibrated Audiometer. Descriptive statistics of Mean,frequency counts and simple percentages were used to analyze the five research questions, while independent t-test was used to analyze the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The results indicated that hearing loss is common among the normal hearing undergraduate students of the University. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the general public especially the youth should avoid exposure to excessive loud noise, and hearing assessment should be included in the expected medical assessment of the newly admitted students of the University of Ibadan.|
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