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School hearing screening programme in the UK: practice and performance
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    Dear Editor,

    The audit by Fonseca et al [1] underscores the value of school hearing screening programme (SHSP) in child health surveillance in UK and beyond. The degrees of hearing loss mostly prevalent in mainstream schools are slight-to-moderate (16 – 40 dB HL). However, children with hearing loss in this range encounter more difficulties with receptive rather than expressive linguistic communication. The...

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