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golden rules referring to children

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The golden rules are as follows:

  • early detection of hearing loss is vital
  • if parents think that a child is deaf then assume that the child is deaf until proved otherwise
  • if a child fails to speak by 16 months then assume that the child is deaf until proved otherwise
  • a discharging ear for more than a month is cholesteatoma or foreign body until proved otherwise.
  • foreign body in the ear - refer to ENT for removal; the child will only trust one person on one occasion

Last reviewed 01/2018

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