Hearing management

17 December 2008

Are certain children born deaf, or does it happen later?

Most hearing impairment is inherited. But of all types of inherited deafness, only one third is present at birth.

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Most hearing impairment is inherited. But of all types of inherited deafness, only one third is present at birth. Another third starts during childhood and the other third only manifests in adulthood.
 

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Karien van der Sandt is a practising and consulting audiologist with 15 years’ private practice experience. She specialises in hearing assessments, hearing aid fittings, aural rehabilitation and counselling with a special interest in paediatrics. Read more

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