Early hearing detection and intervention in South Africa.

@article{Swanepoel2009EarlyHD,
  title={Early hearing detection and intervention in South Africa.},
  author={Dewet Swanepoel and Claudine St{\"o}rbeck and Peter Friedland},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={
          783-6
        }
}
Early hearing detection and intervention programs have become the standard of care to ensure optimal outcomes for infants with hearing loss, their families and society at large. The overwhelming majority of infants with congenital or early-onset permanent bilateral hearing loss are however born in developing countries like South Africa where services are scarce and awareness poor. Despite its comparatively well-developed economic and reasonably developed health care infrastructure in sub… CONTINUE READING

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