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World Deafness Awareness Day — Rising Kashmir

Friday, 4 March, 2022

World Deafness Awareness Day — Rising Kashmir


How will parents know if their baby has a hearing problem at the time of birth? As we know in foreign countries newborns get a hearing screening before going home, but here it's missing... isn't it that much important to check their hearing within the first weeks of their life?
Yes early screening is important but only high risk screening is possible because of lack of diagnostic centre's like in newborns if parents observe lack of response to sounds ,or delay in speech or poor performance in school.
Can deafness from birth be cured? We get so many questions about whether or not there is a cure, or a way to quickly and easily restore or repair hearing levels to such people, is there any possibility....?
Majority of the deafness of birth fall in the spectrum of Sensorineural hearing loss and qualify for cochlear implantation which restores their hearing but till such time hearing aids can offer great help as a rescue. We offer hearing aids for less than 15 years under NPPCD (National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness) of whom I am Divisional Nodal officer.
Read more at: https://www.risingkashmir.com/World-Deafness-Awareness-Day-101761

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