Childhood deafness poses problems in developing countries

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7489.480-c (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:480
  1. Bolajoko O Olusanya (b.olusanya@ich.ucl.ac.uk), research fellow, Academic Unit of Audiological Medicine,
  2. Linda M Luxon, professor, Academic Unit of Audiological Medicine,
  3. Sheila L Wirz, professor, Centre for International Child Health
  1. Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, University College London, London WC1N 1EH

    EDITOR—Childhood deafness is an important disorder globally affecting more than 62 million children younger than 15 years. Two thirds reside in developing countries.1 Although many studies have been reported on the aetiology of deafness, the age/mode of detection and intervention in many developing countries is unknown.

    Our questionnaire based study of 363 parents of children attending the only public schools for the deaf in Lagos, …

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