Nasser Y Al-Ozaib*1, Yasser N Al-Ozaib2 and Mohamed Y Al-Mahbashi3
1,3Otorhinolaryngology Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University, Yemen
2ENT Resident at Althawrah Teaching Hospital, Sana'a University, Yemen
*Corresponding Author: Nasser Y Al-Ozaib, Otorhinolaryngology Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University, Yemen, Yemen, Emails : firstname.lastname@example.org , Alemail@example.com |ORCID : https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7653-2367.
Received: October 22, 2022; Published: November 24, 2022
Background: Awareness of audiological issues has never been measured in the young adult community even if the World Health Organization (WHO) has detected a common urgent need for action to prevent and manage ear diseases and hearing loss.
Materials and Methods: To evaluate young adult community awareness of managing and preventing ear disease and hearing loss, an online audiological questionnaire was used. The questionnaire was formulated on the basis of WHO material concerning the major specific audiological issues and attitudes, focusing on knowledge of infant hearing loss, correct management of the ears including cleaning and treating, the effect of overexposure to loud sounds and noise and underestimated ear symptoms leading to diagnostic delay.
Results: 312 students responded to the online questionnaire in this cross-sectional study from four universities (two public and two private) in Sana’a city, Yemen. More than 80% of correct responses were given to half of the statements however the overall correct responses were 73.1% indicating lack in certain important knowledge.
Conclusion: The results showed that, there is a need for awareness campaigns in order to educate the Yemeni population. Moreover, indicated the need for conducting a survey on a much larger scale with the intention of developing appropriate health communication strategies for promotion of ear and hearing health.
Keywords: Cross-sectional; Health knowledge; Attitudes; Practice; Hearing Health; Yemen; Sanaa University
Citation: Nasser Y Al-Ozaib., et al. “Awareness of Ear and Hearing Health Among Young Adults".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.12 (2022): 29-35.
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