Aural health: knowledge, attitude and practice


  • Firdose S MBBS III Year, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India
  • Jayita Das Poduval Department of ENT, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India



Background: A majority of the population, both educated and uneducated, is unaware that numerous disorders occur due to unhygienic maintenance of the ears. Ensuring correct aural hygiene limits the risk of ear injury. This study aims to make people aware of common misconceptions and educate them about correct practices of aural health.

Methods: A hospital based cross- sectional study comparing rural and urban populations.

Results: Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding various aspects of aural health were not found to be significantly different in the two populations.

Conclusions: As there are unhygienic practices prevalent among both rural and urban populations, educating people about correct methods of aural hygiene is very important. 

Keywords: Health, Aural, Hygiene, Ear, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice


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