World health organization

10 facts on deafness

A mother holds her toddler, while her child undergoes an auditory test. A man is calling the child from behind while the examiner observes the child's response from front.
V. Newton

Approximately 0.5-5 of every 1000 infants are born with or develop in early childhood disabling hearing loss

Early detection and management is important in providing appropriate support for deaf and hearing-impaired babies that will help them enjoy equal opportunities in society.

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