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Newborn Hearing Screenings Vital to Children’s Health
In his FY18 proposed budget, President Trump proposed eliminating the $18 million allocated towards newborn hearing screenings. This earmarked funding has doubled the percentage of newborns receiving hearing screenings before leaving the hospital from 46.5% to 97% just in the last decade. Without early detection, children will be at a distinct disadvantage in tackling hearing loss present at birth. Please read more here https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/blogs/the-path-to-funding-for-universal-newborn-hearing-screening and contact your Senators and Representative to let them know what you think about newborn hearing screening.
Dementia and Hearing Loss Correlation Established
Personal Health: Lifelines for People with Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss and Dementia Linked in Study
Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia: Archives of Neurology
Hearing Loss and Alzheimers Disease
Mild Hearing Loss Linked to Brain Atrophy in Older Adults
Hearing Aids Can Help Dementia Patients