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Willesden 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Willesden]

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Table 73

Orthoptics—Cases seen at Pound Lane Clinic

Total No. of cases seenNo. of new casesPlaced on operation waiting listDischarged curedFailed to attend
OrthopticCosmetic
743656218
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Table 74 Audiometry: Children Tested

Routine

Age group1st TestsRe-testsFailuresTotal
Both earsOne ear
RightLeft
Up to 7 years1,3935913151947
Intermediate1,700538131940
Leavers1,9526717171650
Totals19605,045179384554137
19595,269148476238147
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Specials

All ages1st TestsRe-testsFailuresTotal
Both earsOne ear
RightLeft
Totals1960433180546362179
1959424156633755155
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Table 75

Summary of Failures to pass Audiometer Test

Passed at second test107
Referred to Assistant Medical Officers153
Normal Hearing after removal of wax27
Under observation by hospital or private doctor11
No action—further test recommended after given period32
Referred for Tonsils and Adenoids operation15
Appointments not accepted8
Referred by A.M.O.'s to Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist114
Treatment considered of little value7
Referred to hospital11
Hearing improved after treatment31
Recommended for Hearing Aid2
Awaiting appointments9
Failed to attend appointments21
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