As the preeminent Educational Audiology Specialist Group in North Carolina, John E. Sexton Associates (JESA) focuses on the needs of school age children, needs that would otherwise go undetected.
DID YOU KNOW
1in 1,000 Children has severe or profound bilateral sensorineural hearing impairment
2 in 1,000 School-age children have permanent unilateral hearing impairment
4 in 1,000 School-age children have significant speech/language delays associated with a history of recurrent otitis media and conductive hearing impairment 7/1000 Children have mild or moderate bilateral sensorineural hearing impairment
14 in 1,000 (or 1.4%) of the school-age population have significant hearing impairment relative to verbal communication, social, and emotional growth, and academic achievement. Has your school district identified these children?
These figures are courtesy of Noel D Matkin, P.h. D., The University of Arizona