September Access Audiology Focuses on Intellectual Disabilities and Hearing Loss The September issue of ASHA Access Audiology addresses the effects of undetected and untreated hearing loss on people with intellectual disabilities. The issue explores how it can interfere with cognitive development, impede communicative and social interactions, and limit vocational aspirations. Over the past decade, health professionals have evaluated the hearing ... ASHA News
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September Access Audiology Focuses on Intellectual Disabilities and Hearing Loss
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ASHA News   |   September 01, 2013
September Access Audiology Focuses on Intellectual Disabilities and Hearing Loss
The ASHA Leader, September 2013, Vol. 18, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.18092013.61
The ASHA Leader, September 2013, Vol. 18, 61. doi:10.1044/leader.AN5.18092013.61
The September issue of ASHA Access Audiology addresses the effects of undetected and untreated hearing loss on people with intellectual disabilities. The issue explores how it can interfere with cognitive development, impede communicative and social interactions, and limit vocational aspirations. Over the past decade, health professionals have evaluated the hearing of 9,961 people with intellectual disabilities at Special Olympics events worldwide. A striking 24 percent had hearing loss, most of which was previously undetected, unaddressed or under-treated. Individuals with intellectual disabilities should have annual audiological and medical evaluations followed by immediate treatment as needed.
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