SAC Position Paper: Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children (2020)

Position Papers

It is the position of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) that unilateral hearing loss (UHL) in childhood has important consequences for development in areas such as auditory communication, academic and social functioning. Newborn hearing screening and early hearing loss detection is an essential step to ensure that children with UHL are identified and can access appropriate and timely intervention. This includes caregiver support and coaching, consideration of hearing technology options, monitoring and direct therapy services when required. These services should be provided within the context of an Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program.

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