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Is hearing assessed after bacterial meningitis?
  1. H M Fortnum,
  2. D Hull
  1. MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham University, University Park.


    A questionnaire was sent to 686 paediatricians in the UK to discover whether or not they referred children for hearing assessment after bacterial meningitis and if not, why not; 90% replied. Of these, 10% did not refer all children. The reasons given were based on misunderstandings of the aetiology and not on a lack of provision.

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