A total of 1,786 children in Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) South region have waited two to three years for a first hearing-assessment, with five children waiting two months for the first fitting of a hearing-aid. Sixteen minors in the region, aged from two to sixteen years old, also were not detected as having mild
On November 5th, 2010, The Irish Medical Times published a very significant piece, “Review Set To Tackle Audiology Waiting Lists“. IDK is delighted to see the NAR taking these steps in very difficult economic conditions. DeafHear (formerly the NAD) also deserves commendation for its sustained campaign toward universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). According to the
A strong case for newborn hearing tests is made with a recent study in the Netherlands, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Detection At Birth Gave Better Quality Of Life Children whose hearing issues were found at birth, had a better quality of life aged 3 and 5, than babies tested at
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