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Ecuador Ear and Hearing Disorders Survey 2009


General Info
Original or alternative title 
WHO Ear and Hearing Survey–Ecuador 2009
Ecuador (ECU)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2009 - 12/2009
Data type
  • Exam
  • Nationally representative

This survey was a national study of ear and hearing disorder prevalence, based on the World Health Organization Ear and Hearing Disorder Survey protocol. The survey was a prospective, multistage cluster sample design study, conducted over a 9 month period (March to December 2009). All members of households selected according to the sample strategy were tested, which amounted to a total of 5,762 subjects. Testing was carried out in hospital facilities across the country including: audiometry/TEAOEs and otological examination.