Croatian Medical Association - Rijeka branch
Vol. 41, No. 1, 2005, pp. 91-94
Bioline Code: me05012
Full paper language: Croatian
Document type: Research Article
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Medicina, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2005, pp. 91-94
© © 2005 - Croatian Medical Association - Rijeka branch
The pathology of hearing loss is a very difficult problem. The serious
approach to the treatment of deafness was applied throughout centuries,
especially from the fifteenth century onwards, while in Croatia
from not earlier than the nineteenth century.
There are a lot of causes of deafness. In about 25-45%, the cause of deafness
is unknown but connected to the hereditary hearing loss. The combination
of verbal and nonverbal forms of communication is the most
accepted method of communication between deaf persons. The consequence
of delayed detection of hearing loss is associated with the lack
of essential skills in speech, language and social interaction in later life.
The universal newborn hearing screening has widely been accepted
as a prerequisite of an early diagnostics of congenital hearing loss.
Early detection and intervention are best done with a multidisciplinary
deafness, intervention, multidisciplinary team approach
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