Benefits of newborn hearing tests last into teen years

December 4, 2014 10:12 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers whose hearing loss was detected very early in infancy had better reading comprehension than their hearing-impaired peers who were diagnosed later, according to a new study from the UK.

The results suggest that detecting hearing loss, and intervening at a critical early stage, can make a lifelong difference in development, researchers said.

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