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Childhood hearing loss and parental stress

Dirks parental stressDespite the fact that raising a child with hearing loss confronts parents with more communication difficulties than parents with a hearing child, a recent study by Evelien Dirks shows no differences on parental stress between both groups.  This paper is in press thanks to collaboration between the NSDSK and our lab at Leiden University. The paper is accepted for publication in Research of Developmental Disabilities.