Dr. Samer Sakka Amini - Specialist Otolaryngologist (ENT), Author at GMC Clinics

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Author: Dr. Samer Sakka Amini - Specialist Otolaryngologist (ENT)

Early Intervention for newborns: Rule of 1, 3, 6

The incidence of sensorineural hearing loss ranges from 1 to 3 per 1,000 live births in term healthy neonates, and 2–4 per 100 in high-risk infants . Hearing screening programs in newborns enable detection of hearing loss in children with undiagnosed hearing loss, including mild and unilateral deficit . Early intervention for newborns who are deaf or hard-of-hearing leads to improved language, communication, and social–emotional outcomes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends...

Hearing loss and how to prevent hearing loss for children

Hearing loss is a decrease in the ability to perceive sounds. It can be partial or total, sudden or gradual, temporary or permanent. It can affect one ear or both. In general, the risk of hearing loss increases with age. The duration of hearing loss depends on its cause. Sensorineural hearing loss tends to be permanent. If you have sudden, severe hearing loss, you will notice immediately that your ability to hear...