congenital hearing impairment

congenital hearing impairment

A general term for hearing impairment which is regarded by examination and history to have been present at or very soon after birth.
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Improvement in early detection of congenital hearing impairment due to universal newborn hearing screening.
Also, gestational infections represent a pre-natal cause of congenital hearing impairment; in particular, CMV infection can be responsible also for late onset of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) [18].
Genetics of congenital hearing impairment: A clinical approach.
(12) Therefore, the likelihood that a congenital hearing impairment was caused by a maternal infection is low.
These children have congenital hearing impairments, with the exception of one child whose hearing problems began after meningitis.
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