One in five children has hearing problems

26th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 July 2007, LEIDEN – Roughly one in five children has hearing problems. This conclusion is contained in a test carried out by the Nationale Hoorstichting (National Foundation for Hearing) that was presented on Wednesday.

26 July 2007

LEIDEN – Roughly one in five children has hearing problems. This conclusion is contained in a test carried out by the Nationale Hoorstichting (National Foundation for Hearing) that was presented on Wednesday.

In conjunction with Leiden University Hospital (LUMC), the foundation has developed a hearing test for children. With this test the foundation hopes that problems can be traced at an earlier stage.

The foundation found that listening to loud music on MP3 players often causes hearing problems in children. Music played in discotheques and at pop concerts can also cause damage to children’s hearing.

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Subject: Dutch news

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