Current Pediatric Research

- Current Pediatric Research (2009) Volume 13, Issue 1

Hearing impairment among children

Hearing impairment is present in 3-6 per 1000 live born babies. Early diagnosis and adequate treatment can improve the overall development of the child. Reliable screening tests and appropriate treatment are available at present even during early infancy. The high incidence of hearing impairment, availability of screening tests and appropriate treatment fulfill all the criteria for compulsory screening for all babies during early infancy.

Author(s): Renitha R, Vishnu Bhat B, Manish Kumar

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