Early Intervention for Hard-to-Hear Children in Japan—the Center for Hearing Impaired Children, Past, Present and Future of Kanariya Gakuen

  • Kiyoshi Matsubara
  • Syoichiro Fukuda
  • Kunihiro Fukushima


In the middle of Okayama city, we have a Center for hearing-impaired children, which is called “Kanariya Gakuen” in Japanese. What is meant by the Japanese name is “Canary institute” in English.


Hearing Loss Cochlear Implant Auditory Brainstem Response Impaired Child Hearing Screening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyoshi Matsubara
    • 1
  • Syoichiro Fukuda
    • 2
  • Kunihiro Fukushima
    • 3
  1. 1.Matsubara Otolaryngology ClinicKurashiki, OkayamaJapan
  2. 2.Kanariya Gakuen, Auditory Center for Hearing Impaired ChildrenOkayamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologyOkayama UniversityOkayamaJapan

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