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Hearing Problem Hampers Emotional Growth

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Statistics on hearing problem in children?

Many studies have been carried out to determine the prevalence of hearing loss in children. It is generally accepted that from 6 to 12 % of school going children have some degree of hearing loss. With a total of about 150 million children in the age group of 0-6 years, this is a huge number. The percentage is higher in rural than urban children, the commonest cause being Otitis Media, a condition that is easily treatable. It is also known that earache is amongst one of the most common causes for a parent to bring a child to an ENT doctor.
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