Outcomes of early- and late-identified children at 3 years of age: findings from a prospective population-based study.

@article{Ching2013OutcomesOE,
  title={Outcomes of early- and late-identified children at 3 years of age: findings from a prospective population-based study.},
  author={Teresa Y. C. Ching and Harvey Dillon and Vivienne Marnane and Sanna Hou and Julia Day and Mark Seeto and Kathryn Crowe and Laura Street and Jessica Thomson and Patricia van Buynder and Vicky W. Zhang and Angela O C Wong and Lauren Key Burns and Christopher R. Flynn and Linda Cupples and Robert Cowan and Greg Leigh and Jessica Sjahalam-King and Angel Yeh},
  journal={Ear and hearing},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={535-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To address the question of whether, on a population level, early detection and amplification improve outcomes of children with hearing impairment. DESIGN All families of children who were born between 2002 and 2007, and who presented for hearing services below 3 years of age at Australian Hearing pediatric centers in New South Wales, Victoria, and Southern Queensland were invited to participate in a prospective study on outcomes. Children's speech, language, functional, and social… CONTINUE READING