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[Correspondence] Timely sensory stimulation and early childhood development

The Review by Wilson and colleagues (Dec 2, 2017)1 provides useful insights on the plight of people with or at risk of hearing loss globally, and outlines a comprehensive blueprint for intervention, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. The timing is auspicious because, in May, the World Health Assembly renewed the 1995 resolution on the prevention of hearing impairment, urging member states and the director-general of WHO to take specific steps to curtail the disease burden.2 However, we wish to draw attention to the implications of this Review for the prevailing disability-inclusive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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