Home > Medical > Hearing management > FAQs 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. 0 Ask Hearing Care expert » What is tinnitus and is it caused by exposure to loud noises? Managing tinnitus using mindfulness 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. More in Medical Do cochlear implants give someone normal hearing? More: Hearing managementFAQs SPONSORED: So many prizes! Click through and see our fantastic competitions. advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Does ADHD make you cleverer? Medical Double arm transplant recipient thanks doctors News Why is doctors' handwriting so bad? Diet and nutrition The poisons and heavy metals in our food – part I Medical Steer clear of cold medicine for babies Lifestyle Women's low libido not only blamed on menopause From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health. Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins All you need to know about vitamins Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.