Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Prevention of Hearing Impairments in Latin America

  • Pedro Berruecos


Latin America (LA) have a surface of almost 1/7 of the earth and its population is over 500 million (Fig.1). It is a region with common roots, homogeneous culture, same health and educational infrastructure, similar problems and above all, the same or almost the same (Spanish/Portuguese) language. That is the reason to show the impact of hearing impairments (HI) as a health problem from the medical, social, educational, economical and cultural points of view in LA.


Down Syndrome Hearing Impairment Spina Bifida Cochlear Implant Tertiary Prevention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Berruecos
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  1. 1.General Hospital of MexicoMexico

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