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Shortage of audiologists affects fight against hearing impairment

Posted by on February 1, 2013

A severe shortage of audiologists and speech language pathologists in the country is delaying the dream of eradicating hearing impairment within the next 20 years, say experts. Despite studies showing that 7% of the population has speech and hearing disorders, there are just 1,500 registered audiologists and speech therapists, they add.

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