Hearing loss in children
Hearing loss in children is a common problem that encompasses a broad differential diagnosis.
Knowledge of normal auditory developmental milestones, risk factors and common causes of hearing loss are essential in managing a child with hearing loss.
Early intervention is important in preventing delays in speech and language development.
The incidence of hearing loss (moderate or greater) in Australia is estimated to be between nine and 12 children per 10,000 live births. Furthermore, 23 per 10,000 children will acquire a hearing impairment severe enough to require