Every day 17 babies are born with hearing loss in South Africa and this excludes the number of children who develop hearing-loss as a result of meningitis, ear infections or ototoxic medication. HI HOPES is the Early Intervention partner for families of deaf and hard-of-hearing babies. Hearing loss impacts all areas of development for babies, including language, socio-emotional, perceptual, cognitive and future academic performance. Early intervention is the key to typical development in all these areas.
Find out what signs could indicate hearing loss, get answers to your questions and connect with other parents of deaf children.
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