Maternal views on infant hearing loss and early intervention in a South African community.

  title={Maternal views on infant hearing loss and early intervention in a South African community.},
  author={De Wet Swanepoel and Nizha Almec},
  journal={International journal of audiology},
  volume={47 Suppl 1},
Parental knowledge and attitudes regarding infant hearing loss are crucial to the successful implementation of EHDI programs, especially in developing countries where concerns have been raised of cultural-based ignorance and resistance towards childhood disabilities. This study investigated maternal knowledge and attitudes amongst 100 South African mothers accessing the public healthcare system using a face-to-face survey. The questionnaire (16 items) probed knowledge of infant hearing loss… CONTINUE READING

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