Clinical report - Hearing assessment in infants and children: Recommendations beyond neonatal screening

Allen D. Harlor, Charles Bower, Robert D. Walker, Edward S. Curry, Lawrence D. Hammer, James J. Laughlin, Andrea J. Leeds, Herschel R. Lessin, Olivia Whyte Thomas, Heather Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Mansour, David H. Darrow, Sukgi Susan Choi, Ellen Sue Deutsch, Scott R. Schoem, Mark S. Volk, Aleksandra Stolic, Christoph U. Lehmann

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Abstract

Congenital or acquired hearing loss in infants and children has been linked with lifelong deficits in speech and language acquisition, poor academic performance, personal-social maladjustments, and emotional difficulties. Identification of hearing loss through neonatal hearing screening, regular surveillance of developmental milestones, auditory skills, parental concerns, and middle-ear status and objective hearing screening of all infants and children at critical developmental stages can prevent or reduce many of these adverse consequences. This report promotes a proactive, consistent, and explicit process for the early identification of children with hearing loss in the medical home. An algorithm of the recommended approach has been developed to assist in the detection and documentation of, and intervention for, hearing loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1252-1263
Number of pages12
JournalPediatrics
Volume124
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Audiology
  • Hearing loss
  • Hearing screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Harlor, A. D., Bower, C., Walker, R. D., Curry, E. S., Hammer, L. D., Laughlin, J. J., Leeds, A. J., Lessin, H. R., Thomas, O. W., Fitzpatrick, H., Mansour, J., Darrow, D. H., Choi, S. S., Deutsch, E. S., Schoem, S. R., Volk, M. S., Stolic, A., & Lehmann, C. U. (2009). Clinical report - Hearing assessment in infants and children: Recommendations beyond neonatal screening. Pediatrics, 124(4), 1252-1263. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-1997