New effort to help Ohio children with hearing issues - Cincinnati Children's Blog

New effort to help Ohio children with hearing issues

Cincinnati Children’s is leading a new effort with health agencies across the state to deal with an alarming number of children with hearing problems.

The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control shows more than 23 percent of Ohio newborns failed their first hearing test and were “lost to follow up” for diagnosis of hearing loss.

The newly formed Coalition of Ohio Audiologists and Children’s Hospitals (COACH) is trying to reduce the high percentage by having audiologists statewide engage in best practices while also informing parents to have their newborn checked sooner rather than later.

You can read more at the Ohio News Connection.

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  1. Cassandra Fynes August 12, 09:01
    There has been a significant increase in hearing issues among children over the past few years. If adequate efforts regarding audiology solutions are not made in this regard, the problem will only increase and eventually get out of hand.