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Title: Congenital hearing loss in Malta : a survey
Authors: Pace Balzan, Jacqueline
Fenech, Anthony G.
Degiorgio, Raymond
Saliba, F.
Keywords: Hearing loss -- Congenital
Hearing loss -- Genetics
Hearing loss -- Malta -- Statistics
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1990, Vol. 2(2), p. 51-55
Abstract: The congenitally deaf infant who acquires deafness prior to development of language present special problems when compared to other hearing impaired individuals. This is because both the development of speech and of language depends on adequate hearing. As speech and language are our prime means of communication, the congenitally deaf child is automatically also handicapped in his psychological development, social adaptation and work adaptability. The authors reviewed cases of congenital hearing loss presenting on a 20 year period to establish the incidence of congenital hearing impairment in the Maltese islands; to determine the common causes; to highlight any difficulties in early diagnosis and management of these children.
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