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the percent of preschool-age children with otherwise unaffected hearing that will lose access to incidental language with each ear infection

the age commonly known as the end of the “critical window of language development”

the age at which children are typically screened in the pediatrician’s office

the number of children with a permanent, sensorineural hearing loss at birth

the age at which a federal mandate requires all children to be screened due to hearing loss having a major impact on development

the number of school-age children with a hearing loss