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FARIAS, Vanessa Vieira; CAMBOIM, Elizangêla Dias; AZEVEDO, Marisa Frasson de  and  MARQUES, Lauralice Raposo. Occurrence of hearing screening faults in students. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.6, pp.1090-1095.  Epub Mar 13, 2012. ISSN 1982-0216.

PURPOSES: to determine the occurrence of failures in the hearing screening in students and compare the results obtained in public schools with the particular ones. METHOD: 90 students enrolled in a public and private school took part in this study. The students were submitted to otoscopy and otoacoustic emissions, checking the influence of gender and education network as for the results of hearing screening. RESULTS: we observed that 62.2% of the students passed the hearing screening and 37.8% failed, and we observed higher failure rate among students from public schools. CONCLUSION: we may conclude that in the studied population, the occurrence of failed hearing screening in school is 37.8% and this was significantly higher in students from public schools.

Keywords : Hearing; Child [Preschool]; Triage.

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