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Is there an alternative to treatment for hearing impairment?

Some people do not support extensive treatment of hearing impairments in children, citing the rich culture of the deaf communities. One major aspect of this culture is its unique language, American Sign Language. However, sometimes the cause of hearing impairment will continue to damage the ear if it isn't treated. There is also a risk of language development delay. If you are opposed to treatment for your hearing impairment, discuss this with your doctor.

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