Hearing Impairment Resources

Facts:

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

  • 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss.
  • hearing loss may result from genetic causes, complications at birth, certain infectious diseases, chronic ear infections and exposure to excessive noise.
  • Over 5% of the world’s population has disability loss including 32 million children

Resources

Wikipedia Definition
ASHA causes and effects of hearing loss
Basic Facts About Hearing Loss
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders Statistics
WebMD- Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Article: For Parents with Children with Hearing Loss
Teaching Strategies for Hearing Impaired Children

 

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