Estimating Need for Glasses and Hearing Aids in The Gambia: Results from a National Survey and Comparison of Clinical Impairment and Self-Report Assessment Approaches

Dorothy Boggs, Abba Hydara, Yaka Faal, John A. Okah, Segun I. Olaniyan, Haruna Sanneh, Abdoulie Ngett, Isatou Bah, Mildred Aleser, Erima Denis, Ian McCormick, Tess Bright, Suzannah Bell, Minjung Kim, Allen Foster, Hannah Kuper, Matthew J. Burton, Islay Mactaggart, Sarah Polack
July 13, 2021
Academic Research Publications

This study estimates population-level need for glasses and hearing aids in The Gambia based on (1) clinical impairment assessment, and (2) self-reported assistive device awareness, and explores the relationship between the two methods.