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Face to face with hearing impairment
Luciano's and Cinthia's stories
WHO/Chris de Bode

Three-year old Luciano dos Santos Rocha Junior lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His mother, Suenia, contracted rubella during her second month of pregnancy.

Not long after giving birth, Suenia noticed that Luciano could not hear properly. A local hospital confirmed that Luciano had hearing impairment.

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