Wednesday, April 23 2014, 09:23 AM MDT
Preventing Hearing Loss for Infants and Children
(KUTV) Years ago, babies and children often went months or years before it was discovered they had profound hearing loss.
If such a loss is not treated early, it can have a negative effect on speech, language and cognitive development.
These days, there are hearing loss tests for newborns.
Heidi Hatch has more on the story in her report.
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