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Screening tests that will be applied at the stage of preventing hearing loss in children are critical. With screening tests immediately after birth, it becomes possible to minimize possible hearing problems such as social isolation, school success and language development. Turkey Medicals member and Audiologist listed what you need to know about hearing screening tests. When is a hearing screening test performed? How is hearing loss treated? Here is the answer.

Audiologist in Antalya, said that the process that begins with the acquisition of language in human life is directly related to hearing, saying: “Language acquisition occurs in childhood. Often, language acquisition is completed in children up to the age of 5, and healthy hearing is required for language acquisition. Language acquisition in children born with hearing loss may lag behind their peers for whom hearing loss has not been treated. That is why getting an early diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss is critical for him to catch up with his peers. Hearing problems can cause language development problems such as articulation problems, delayed speech in a child,” he said.


The detection and possible treatment of the screening tests of hearing loss in children is an important advantage Dr. says that, in the context of the National Newborn Hearing Screening in our country; every newborn baby in public and private hospitals and university hospitals, such as an annual birth rate of a hearing test was done in all hospitals, he said and stressed that the test conducted in this program, which has been ongoing in 81 provinces since 2008, is not a painful practice for the baby.

Passed subsequently infected diseases, hearing loss, head trauma, ear received the blows, frequent ear infections, prolonged exposure to loud sounds that could occur later remarkable for reasons such as, “who passed Newborn Hearing Screening Test immediately after birth the babies suffer from hearing loss in later years for many reasons. For this reason, all children who have started school age are 1st in 81 provinces across the country since 2015.school-age hearing screenings for classrooms are carried out by health personnel working in the community health center with audiometer devices provided by the Turkey Ministry of Health,” the statement said.


“We cannot say that a child who has not passed the first T-ABR test has hearing loss,”said audiologist, who said that the hearing test results are being monitored by the Ministry of Health. Families should not panic in this situation and wait for the second test results. Often, babies who do not pass the first test due to the accumulation of fluid in the ear after childbirth pass the T-ABR test for the second time. If they do not pass the second default test, the reference can be sent to the center, hearing tests are performed,” he said.

“Taking into account the child’s hearing loss, age and language, medication, hearing aid and auditory implant applications should be performed in Turkey to treat hearing loss. After that, free special education and rehabilitation support should be provided and language and speech problems that will lead to hearing loss should be ruled out.”


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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