A research study conducted at the Prince Georges County (MD) Jail during July and August, 1988 looked at incidence of hearing loss and other factors that may be related to hearing loss. Of those who participated in the study, almost 35% failed the hearing screening. A questionnaire administered to the subjects revealed that those who failed the hearing screening tended to be older, have experienced more general medical problems and problems related to their hearing, to have had more exposure to loud noises, and to have more communication difficulties. Recommendations for future research and intervention with the incarcerated population are provided.
Jensema, C. K. (2019). Hearing Loss Within a Jail Population. JADARA, 24(2). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol24/iss2/7