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More children diagnosed with hearing problems

March 4, 2019 4:40 pm

The Frank Hilton Organization is working with parents to detect hearing loss problems amongst toddlers.

The Organization’s specialist in Hearing Aids and Ear Care, Sevanaia Ratumaitavuki says every year, more than 50 children between the ages of four to sixteen months are diagnosed with a hearing problem.

He adds that it’s important for parents to get their children’s ears checked – when they complain of ear pain. But it’s also vital to get regular check-ups.

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“Majority of the children we see normally from four months to fifteen months, they are the ones who have the most cases of hearing loss, we use the most number of hearing aids on children between this age group as well.”

Ratumaitavuki says they’ve also screened almost 500 children from special schools around the country.

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