Babies with low birth weight prone to hearing problems–Expert
Hearing problems if detected early can be corrected.
“A Paediatrician with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Solomon Adeleke, said babies with low birth weight and over matured ones were prone to congenital hearing loss.
Mr. Adeleke told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday that such hearing loss could be acquired from birth or through infection.
He said that congenital hearing problem might be difficult to detect by parents, adding that parents should be observant while communicating with the child to detect any difficulty.
“Most of the time the hearing loss is acquired, so we have acquired and sometimes not acquired.
“There are some children that are predisposed; low birth babies have problems of congenital hearing loss. This also occurs when a baby is over matured in the womb; the baby can be over matured during pregnancy,” he said.”