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How common is hearing loss in children?

Hearing impairments are complete or partial loss of hearing ability.Roughly three out of every 1,000 babies are born with a significant hearing loss, and many more children are born with milder forms of hearing loss. Overall, between 3% and 5% of children 18 years and under have some degree of hearing loss.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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