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Hearing loss in ‘one in 10’ at-risk kids

One in 10 disadvantaged Australian children may suffer from hearing loss and almost one in three a dysfunctional middle ear, a new research paper shows, prompting calls for targeted screening.

Researchers from Sydney’s Macquarie University have analysed screening results of 2489 NSW children from lower socio-economic backgrounds between 2013 and 2016.

Read the full story in the Canberra Times and the PHRP paper on hearing checks in disadvantaged children is here.