聽覺機能障礙人口與致殘成因長期變化趨勢分析

Translated title of the contribution: Trends of Population and Causes of Disabling Hearing Impairments in Taiwan: Year 2000 to 2014

藍胤瑋, 林藍萍, 徐尚為, 林金定

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Abstract

The disabling hearing-impaired are defined as those people with permanently hearing impaired which hearing impairment level is above 25dB, usually they cannot have daily conversation without hearing aids. To improve quality of health care for people with disabling hearing impairments, how to strengthen population monitoring system is one of the vital steps public health policies. This study aims to understand and analyze the trends and population with hearing-impairments and to analyze their disability causes based on Taiwan national disability population statistics. Results found that the population with disabling hearing impairments is increasing in the last decade, particularly in elderly age group. Main causes of hearing impairments included congenital, diseases, vocational reason, injury, and accident. This study provide a general picture of disabling hearing-impaired population, and the data will be useful for public health policy in the future.
Translated title of the contributionTrends of Population and Causes of Disabling Hearing Impairments in Taiwan: Year 2000 to 2014
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)158-166
Number of pages9
Journal身心障礙研究季刊
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hearing impairment
  • disability
  • disability cause
  • trend test

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