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Early help tied to better language skills in kids with hearing loss

MELBOURNE: Children with permanent hearing loss may develop better language skills if they get hearing aids or cochlear implants while they’re still babies, an Australian study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data on language abilities at age 5 for children born with permanent hearing loss who received similar interventions at different points in childhood. Kids who received hearing aids at age 2 had worse language outcomes than kids who got the devices fitted when they were just 3 months old, the study…