Introduction: Course objectives

Audiology Practice

How the Ear Works

Hearing Loss

Audiogram

Types of HL

Degrees of HL

Etiology of HL

Prevalance of HL

Detecting and Diagnosing Hearing Loss in Children

Intervention for Children with Permanent HL

Case studies

Resources

Credits and Acknowledgements

 

Last updated: 10-sep-10

Prevalence of Hearing Loss

Every day, 33 babies (or 12,000 each year) are born in the United States with permanent hearing loss. With 3 of every 1,000 newborns having a hearing loss, it is the most frequently occurring birth defect.

 

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