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Uniforms, stationery and lunch boxes – they’re common items on the Back to School checklist, but have you also remembered to book your child’s annual hearing test? With the incidence of permanent hearing loss doubling by the time a child reaches school age, a hearing test should be added to your list before that first school bell rings. As many as 15% of primary school children may be affected by some level of hearing loss (Hearing Loss in Schools Study, 2005). “There are issues a child might be experiencing, such as hearing loss, which can often go undetected, particularly in ...
At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born.
The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.
Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.