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Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in babies and young children.

In the UK, one or two babies in every thousand are born with a significant hearing loss. Approximately one in 1,600 children are born moderately to profoundly deaf because of a genetic cause.

Deafness in young children can be associated with other medical conditions, which is a type of deafness called ‘syndromic deafness’.

Cochlear implants can improve people’s ability to hear and understand speech if they can’t benefit from a hearing aid. Cochlear implants enable children who are deaf to learn language, speak intelligibly and perform better at school.

Information provided by Action on Hearing Loss. To learn more, visit their website here.