Editorial

Screening for childhood hearing impairment in resource-constrained settings: Opportunities and possibilities

Lucretia Petersen, Lebogang Ramma

Abstract


Given the successful implementation of universal neonatal hearing screening and the value of such services in developed countries, we in developing countries should be asking ourselves ‘how’, and not ‘whether’, such services should be delivered in our contexts.

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Lucretia Petersen, DDivision of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Lebogang Ramma, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Hearing screening; Developing countries; Early intervention; Neonates; Infants

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(11):901-902. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i11.10082

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-09-23
Date published: 2015-10-09

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