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CONTEXT Newborn hearing screening programs have been implemented in many countries because it was thought that the earlier permanent childhood hearing impairment is detected, the less developmentally disadvantaged children would become. To date, however, no strong evidence exists for universal introduction of newborn hearing screening. OBJECTIVE To study(More)
INTRODUCTION The causes of Permanent Childhood Hearing Impairment (PCHI) are often quoted as being hereditary in 50%, acquired in 25%, and unknown in 25% of cases. Interest in the causes of PCHI has grown recently due to increasing diagnostic possibilities. We investigated the evidence for the reported distribution of these causes. METHODS(More)
Functional nasal surgery is frequently performed and deeply embedded in otolaryngology. However, unequivocal proof of its efficacy is still pending, leading some health authorities toward restrictive policies. In this article, we review the evidence and suggest that reexamining the paradigm of functional nasal surgery may be appropriate.
Deaf communities have resisted pediatric cochlear implants in many western countries since the introduction of the technique in the late 1970's. In this struggle they have been supported by quite a few scientists from a diverse, albeit social scientific background. The arguments of the latter have been the source of much misapprehension. In this paper we(More)
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