There are millions of persons in the world who have different degree of hearing loss from mild to profound category, which may affect their performance in day to day living situations. These persons include new born and infants (2 yrs.) children (between 2 and 14 years), adult (over 14 to 65 years) and old age (over 65 years) population. Many of them have either congenital hearing loss or acquired it later. Hearing impairment is one of the most handicapping conditions in the developing countries. Yet it goes unnoticed because of its invisibility. Among those with significant hearing loss may be a school going child failing in the class, the husband whose wife always complains of increased television volume used by husband or an office worker having difficulties in normal conversation.
KeywordsHearing Loss Hearing Impairment Disable Child Deaf Child Congenital Hearing Loss
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