Language ability after early detection of permanent childhood hearing impairment.

@article{Kennedy2006LanguageAA,
  title={Language ability after early detection of permanent childhood hearing impairment.},
  author={Colin R. Kennedy and Donna C McCann and M J Campbell and Catherine M Law and Mark A. Mullee and Stavros Petrou and Peter M Watkin and Sarah Worsfold and Ho Ming Yuen and J. J. Stevenson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={354 20},
  pages={2131-41}
}
BACKGROUND Children with bilateral permanent hearing impairment often have impaired language and speech abilities. However, the effects of universal newborn screening for permanent bilateral childhood hearing impairment and the effects of confirmation of hearing impairment by nine months of age on subsequent verbal abilities are uncertain. METHODS We studied 120 children with bilateral permanent hearing impairment identified from a large birth cohort in southern England, at a mean of 7.9… CONTINUE READING
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