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Deafness In School Children

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The fact that ruyopia is frequerH araong school children is well known. It is not so well known that impaired hearing is also frequently met with. The childreu thus affected are often aacused of beiug lazy and inattentive, vrhen iu reality their ears are at fault. Helot shows that thBse cases are quite cornrnon, are easily recognized, are geuerally curable -and when cured a large number of ehildreu are transformed, so to speak, both from a physical and a moral standpoint. According to Weil of Stuttgart, the proportiou of school children with impaired hearing is 35 per cent; according to Moure of Bordeaux. 17 per cent. Helot agrees with Gete and other aurists that the proportion is 25 per cent, or one-fourth. All the children in a class should be carefully exannned, and these semideaf pupils will always be fouud among the poor scholars. The cause of infirmity is to be sought for - ïiasopharyngeal catarrh followiug measles, scarlatina, whooping cough, adeuoid vegetations, hypertrophied tonsils, etc. - aud normal conditious are to be restored by


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