Current Status of Deafness and Hearing Impairment, Prevention Strategies and Activities in China

  • Xingkuan Bu


According to the national statistics (1.57 million sample survey) in 1987, there were 17.7 million hearing and speech disabled people in China (2.04% of the total population, with the hearing loss of more than 40 dB HL on average at 0.5k, 1k and 2k Hz, at the better ear). Hearing disabilities were the most common of all kinds of disabilities (vision disability 0.79% of population; intelligence disability 0.65%: limb disability 0.53%: mental disability 0.11% and complex disabilities 0.63%).


Hearing Loss Hearing Impairment Deaf Child Ototoxic Drug Hearing Disability 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xingkuan Bu
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  1. 1.ORL Dept., Jiangsu Province HospitalNanjing Medical University, Jiangsu Ear and Hearing Centre Affiliated to HI-IFOS-ISAChina

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