Deafness: ever heard of it? Delayed recognition of permanent hearing loss.

@article{Coplan1987DeafnessEH,
  title={Deafness: ever heard of it? Delayed recognition of permanent hearing loss.},
  author={James Coplan},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1987},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={206-13}
}
Records of approximately 1,000 children seen for evaluation of developmental delay during the period July 1979 to December 1985 were reviewed; 46 children with permanent hearing loss were identified. Age at diagnosis of deafness and factors contributing to delay in diagnosis were sought. Mean age at diagnosis of profound congenital deafness was 24 months. Lesser degrees of congenital hearing loss were not diagnosed until 48 months of age. High-risk medical history or physical anomalies… CONTINUE READING