Virtual medicine helps rural kids hear

In sparsely-populated rural areas, where healthcare is hard to come by, technology has proven to be a major help. For hearing issues alone, anywhere between 20 and 40 percent of children
who don’t pass newborn hearing screenings don’t get the follow-up care
that they need. That can lead to developmental problems down the line as the child grows up without fully functioning hearing. The telemedicine program helps to cut that number down, if only by a few
patients at a time.  They currently serve seven patients through remote
videoconferencing. Read more to learn about how technology is helping to reach children detected with hearing loss in rural areas.