Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Resources on hearing

This is Hearing Awareness Week in Australia. 

Conductive hearing loss is common in children with Down syndrome (and other forms of hearing loss can also occur), and most families are well informed about its management and importance (in the development of speech, for example). All newborn babies in Australia are now screened for hearing loss.

Hearing Loss in Children with Down Syndrome is a comprehensive fact sheet published by the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, available online and to download as a .pdf file.

You will also find useful resources for providing information to other people in your child's life on the Hearing Awareness Week website, under the 'resources' tab, including a brochure about conductive hearing loss.

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