Kids with Hearing Loss Benefit from Early Intervention
[Source: Science Daily]
Hearing well impacts every area of a child’s life — language and speech development, social skills, and future academic and life success.
A large-scale, longitudinal study, the first-of-its-kind in the nation, has followed children ranging in age from six months to seven years old who experienced mild to severe hearing loss.
The Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss (OCHL) study, conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa, Boys Town National Research Hospital, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examined the impact of early identification and intervention on children with hearing loss.
The study’s findings were published in a monographic supplement of the November/December issue of the journal Ear and Hearing, published by the American Auditory Society.
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