Epidemiology of the UK population of hearing-impaired children, including characteristics of those with and without cochlear implants--audiology, aetiology, comorbidity and affluence.

@article{Fortnum2002EpidemiologyOT,
  title={Epidemiology of the UK population of hearing-impaired children, including characteristics of those with and without cochlear implants--audiology, aetiology, comorbidity and affluence.},
  author={Heather M Fortnum and David H. Marshall and Arthur Quentin Summerfield},
  journal={International journal of audiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={170-9}
}
This study reports epidemiological data for 17,160 children with permanent bilateral hearing impairment >40 dB in the UK in the birth cohorts 1980-95 inclusive. Children were uniquely ascertained from notifications from professionals in health and education. Results indicate a changing aetiological profile over birth cohort. The percentage of unknown aetiologies and those of prenatal or postnatal origin have decreased, while syndromal and perinatal aetiologies have increased, with no change in… CONTINUE READING

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