Infants and children with hearing loss need early language access.

  title={Infants and children with hearing loss need early language access.},
  author={Poorna Kushalnagar and Gaurav Mathur and Christopher J Moreland and Donna Jo Napoli and Wendy L Osterling and Carol Padden and Christian Georg Rathmann},
  journal={The Journal of clinical ethics},
  volume={21 2},
Around 96 percent of children with hearing loss are born to parents with intact hearing, who may initially know little about deafness or sign language. Therefore, such parents will need information and support in making decisions about the medical, linguistic, and educational management of their child. Some of these decisions are time-sensitive and irreversible and come at a moment of emotional turmoil and vulnerability (when some parents grieve the loss of a normally hearing child). Clinical… CONTINUE READING

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