In contrast to inherited congenital deafness, which usually becomes apparent in a cat only weeks after birth, acquired deafness
usually develops over time as a result of ear canal disease.
None of the child in the school has acquired deafness
and all of the children were already evaluated by an Otolaryngologist.
In a study of children attending schools for the hearing impaired, they identified meningitis as the link to acquired deafness
in 17.5% of the children.
The statistical index of authenticity was p<0.001, for the separated types of hereditary and acquired deafness
was p<0.05, for investigation results of hearing loss the statistical index proved to be unreliable (p<0.05).
As a hearing aid user with acquired deafness
who has attended lip-reading classes, I found them of great benefit in regaining my confidence.