Research concludes influence of deafness on mental health 

February 9, 2015  

A research team of University of Tsukuba, etc. announced that they found out that mental health of Deaf/deaf persons, both men and women, indicates the ill tendency compared with the persons who aren't Deaf/deaf, on February 5.

Using data of "The Basic Investigation on National Living" conducted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the team compared the health and living circumstances of about 130,000 persons aged 20-39.

The risk to face trouble on a mental health aspect was 4.8 times as high as the hearing persons in case of the Deaf/deaf persons. It also became clear that Deaf/deaf women have a high possibility of smoking.

The team is stating that attentive support according to the special quality of the gender and  disability is necessary.


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