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What is the incidence of hearing loss in infants?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: 0.1-0.3 %

The most accurate estimates from universal neonatal screening programs place the rate of bilateral hearing loss (greater than 35 db) at 1.
4 to 3 per 1000 live births. In more than half of them the deafness is inherited.

In brief: 0.1-0.3 %

The most accurate estimates from universal neonatal screening programs place the rate of bilateral hearing loss (greater than 35 db) at 1.
4 to 3 per 1000 live births. In more than half of them the deafness is inherited.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: 1-6 per 1000

The estimates of hearing loss are around 1-6 per 1000.
This data supports the cost effectiveness of screening all newborns in the U.S. For hearing loss.

In brief: 1-6 per 1000

The estimates of hearing loss are around 1-6 per 1000.
This data supports the cost effectiveness of screening all newborns in the U.S. For hearing loss.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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