head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue2
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019252.2476
Published online: 10 April 2019

Original article

J of IMAB. 2019 Apr-Jun;25(2):2476-2480
Alexander Donchev1ORCID logo, Mario Milkov2ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
1) Depatrtment International Cooperation, Medical University Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria.

For intervention of any communication disorder, prevention is the first and crucial component. Communication disorder is an umbrella term, which includes a variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Hearing impairment and hearing loss cause considerable damage to communication skills in children and adults. The communication disorders require timely and proper inverventions by interdisciplinary teams. In the present survey, some effective clinical practices reported in the current world literature are consisely described.

Keywords: communication disorders, hearing impairment, hearing improvement interventions, children, adults,

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Please cite this article as: Donchev A, Milkov M. Hearing improvement in patients with communicative disorders. J of IMAB. 2019 Apr-Jun;25(2):2476-2480. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019252.2476

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc. Prof. Mario Milkov, MD, PhD. Department of Dental Materials Science and Propaedeutics of Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Prof. Paraskev Stoyanov of Varna; 55, Marin Drinov Str., 9002 Varna, Bulgaria ; E-mail: mariomilkov@gmail.com

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Received: 21 December 2018
Published online: 12 April 2019

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