Don’t let hearing loss in children be treated late

According to statistics of the World Health Organization in 2020, more than 5% of the world’s population has hearing loss, of which children account for 9%. Vietnam is a country in the region with a high rate of hearing loss, with an estimated 1,200 to 1,400 children with hearing loss each year.
Hearing loss in children will lead to reduced or lost speech and language development. Early detection of hearing loss and application of appropriate intervention methods help children integrate into the community, reducing the burden on the family and society.

This is one of the topics of interest to doctors and scientists at the 2nd National Conference on Ear – Audiology with the theme “Listening to understand” organized by the Vietnam Association of Audiologists. The conference attracted nearly 500 delegates who are leading experts, scientists and doctors in the field of Ear – Audiology at home and abroad, with more than 50 scientific reports on the field of Ear – Audiology, speech therapy…

According to experts, children with hearing loss need to receive early treatment, coordinate with many specialties such as Otolaryngology, Audiology, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation, and have the active participation of family, school and community. of the whole society.

Currently, the treatment of children with hearing loss includes the following measures: Surgery by means of middle ear ventilation, shaping of the outer and middle ear, orthopedic malformation of the scapula, implantation of bone-based hearing aids, cochlear implant, brainstem auditory electrode implant; wearing air and bone conduction hearing aids; teaching speaking, signing with movements,…

Also at the 2nd National Conference of Ear – Audiology, many experts have brought quality scientific reports on issues in the field of Ear – Audiology in the current general pathology system such as: Interventions using ultrasound biofeedback in treating pronunciation errors in children with hearing loss; Ear Cholesteatoma morphology and clinical practice; The relationship between chronic rhinosinusitis and chronic sinusitis; Stapedial surgery in Vietnam: Past, present, future; Sharing experiences of some difficult cases in cochlear implantation; Approach and differential diagnosis between central vestibule and peripheral vestibule through VNG…

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tuyet Xuong, President of the Vietnam Association of Audiologists, since its establishment until now (April 2022), in addition to helping deaf patients in examination and treatment, the Vietnam Association of Audiologists has always actively organized Audiology scientific conferences; Short-term and long-term training classes for Audiology technicians nationwide; Temporal bone surgery courses for surgeons as well as advanced training courses in audiology….

These activities of the Association have created a premise for the development and contributed to improving the professional capacity of doctors and doctors specializing in Ear – Audiology, better serving the treatment of hearing-impaired and related diseases. .

Rex Koss

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top