Hearing loss that is present at birth is known as congenital hearing loss. Infections such as rubella or the herpes simplex virus can cause hearing loss in neonates. A premature birth or low birth weight can also be the reason behind congenital hearing loss.
Dr Sanjeev Mohanty, Senior Consultant and Head of the Department, Institute of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery talks about how the problem of congenital hearing loss has been ignored continuously. He shares that with early intervention, it is possible to help the children with an appropriate measure for their hearing loss. Watch the video to know more.