Unidentified or late identified hearing impairment has significant implications for the speech-language, cognitive and scholastic development of the child.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
Exposure to loud noise is the biggest preventable cause of hearing loss.
Listening with the volume too high or for too long can cause permanent hearing loss, but there are ways we can minimise the risks.
In most developing countries hearing services are not available at primary healthcare clinics and those who need it the most are not screened for hearing loss.