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May 23, 2016
Hearing screening for school-age children: reinforcing the system

New program to enhance hearing screening in Australia

Australia’s Daily Mercury newspaper reports on a new program to enhance hearing screening in the country, as a supplement to newborn hearing screening that has been in place widely in the country for some time.

As part of Australia’s national Break The Sound Barrier program, school-age children should benefit from increased hearing screening before they start primary and high school. According to Deafness Forum of Australia Chair, David Brady, the country has the world’s best screening program for newborns but school-age children may be falling through the gaps, the article reports.

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