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Vol. 13 - Num. 50

Childhood and Adolescence PrevInfad/PAPPS Group

Early detection of hearing loss in children

JJ Delgado Domíngueza, Grupo PrevInfad/PAPPS Infancia y Adolescenciab

aPediatra. CS Labañou. A Coruña. España.
bJosé María Mengual Gil (coord.).

Reference of this article: Delgado Domínguez JJ, Grupo PrevInfad/PAPPS Infancia y Adolescencia. Early detection of hearing loss in children. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:279-97.

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Hearing is the usual way of acquiring the language, one of human being’s most important features. The sanitary system in general and primary care in particular have the great responsibility of detecting hearing loss in children, nevertheless early diagnosis and proper treatment prevent the most important consequence of child hearing loss: being raised without language.

PrevInfad recommends early detection of hearing loss through universal newborn screening.

This paper tries to clarify the reasons for this recommendation and the justification of a universal newborn screening program, reviewing the state of the arguments in the field, and also intends to serve as a guide for the clinicians in Primary Care.


Early diagnosis Hearing loss Newborn infant Screening



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