translated from Spanish: Mendoza, the first in the country to create a baby hearing aid bank

The Governor Alfredo Cornejo and the undersecretary of health, Oscar Sagás, inaugurated a space where they will operate speech and early stimulation clinics dedicated to the preventive care of the development of children from 0 to 4 years in the framework of the program of Detection, follow-up and early stimulation of the AT-risk Child (DESEPREC). In that context, they reported that Mendoza will have a baby hearing aid bank without social coverage. ” Until this moment, the Secretary of health of the nation buys them and therefore there is a delay that damages the evolution of the boys. Therefore, we have made the decision, with the entire team of the undersecretary and the Directorate of Persons with Disabilities, that the province take over to make this resource available in time and form, “said Sagás. With the implementation of this measure, Mendoza It will be the first province in Argentina to have a bank of these characteristics, preventing children from reaching deafness or sequelae if there is a disability. It is very important that before the six months of life the boys have their equipment to try their normal development. For this reason, the tendering process for the purchase of hearing aids will begin in June. The Director of maternity and Childhood, Mónica Rinaldi, stressed the importance of rapidly detecting the pathology: “Our province has a network of maternity providers that among its functions has the early detection of hearing loss. This is done with a very simple test called OTO, which serves to see what the baby hears. It is important that this test be done within the first month of life of all children and we are guaranteeing it in our maternity as we do it before giving birth to the newborn. ” In the case of children with negative emission, the test should be repeated or other complementary studies should be done. Subsequently, they are derived to the Notti Hospital, where the coordinating center provides all the inputs. There are also evaluated in a multidisciplinary team, where they determine who are the children who need a hearing aid or an implant, “the officer concluded. In this note:

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