Thursday, 21 August 2003
This presentation is part of : Thursday Poster Sessions

PD-007 Hearing Impairment and Mental Health

Bello Bello Bala, Executive Director, Executive Director, DEAF REHABILITATION FOUNDATION., lagos, Nigeria

Objective: This presentation seeks to highlight the difficulties encountered by hearing impairment client with mental health problems.

Design: Cummulative assesment

Materials and Methods: Interpersonal interview

Results: Aggravation of mental problems, i.e. Depression, and others

Conclusion: 80% of hearing impaired clients with mental health problems are easily depressed and difficult to treat due to side effects of hearing loss.

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