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Sensorineural hearing loss in Ghanaians with sickle cell anaemia.

Authors
  • Atsina, K K
  • Ankra-Badu, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tropical and geographical medicine
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1988
Volume
40
Issue
3
Pages
205–208
Identifiers
PMID: 3188209
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prevalence of haemoglobin S in Ghana is well documented. A study seeking to determine the prevalence of sensorineural deafness in Ghanaian sickle cell anaemia patients was conducted. About 29% of the SS-patients studied showed hearing losses ranging from 30 to 60 dB in the high frequency range of 4 to 8 kHz. This observation was favourable compared to those made by different workers among geographically different populations.

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