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Hearing loss: early detection facilitates recovery

Published on: Wednesday August 10, 2022

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Dr Rose Nani visiting the exhibition.

Kota Kinabalu: Out of 1,000 babies who undergo Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS), four will have hearing problems or even deafness. Sabah Health Director Datuk Dr Rose said hearing problems can occur at any age, including from birth or due to heredity. “As such, parents need to know their babies’ hearing ability, as early detection aids recovery.

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“As well as keeping your babies’ appointments with specialists, parents should also make sure the hearing aid is optimal,” she said. She was speaking at the Meet and Greet: Sabah Parent Support Group for Hearing Impaired Children 2022 program at SICC in Kota Kinabalu on Monday. She added that based on previous cases and with the support and supervision of parents, it is not impossible that babies with hearing problems can recover and be like any other normal child.

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In attendance were Deputy Head of the QEH Audiology Profession, Siti Aminah Kamaludin; QEH Otorinolaringolongi (ENT) Specialist Dr. Ahmad Nordin Afandi and Program Chair Sitti Ladyia Mohd Salleh.
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