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Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
Date:4/10/2012

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Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss after Passing Newborn Hearing Screen
Speaker: Kavita Dedhia, MD
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 2:25 2:32pm

San Diego, CA In 2000, 921 children who passed their newborn hearing screen (NHS) test were subsequently found to have childhood hearing loss.

"This is the largest study to characterize children with hearing loss that passed NHS. In our review parental concerns and school screening were the most common method of diagnosis hearing loss after passing NHS," said study author Kavita Dedhia, MD. "Families and primary care physicians may have a false sense of security when patients pass NHS and overlook symptoms of hearing loss. This study raises the question whether further screens would identify hearing loss in children after passing the NHS."

Seventy-seven patients were included in our study. The diagnosis of hearing loss in patients who passed the NHS was most often from parental concerns (35%) and failed school screenings (31%). Speech/language delay and failed PCP screening accounted for 18% and 12% respectively. Laterality was bilateral symmetric (53%), bilateral asymmetric (21%) and unilateral (26%) loss. Forty-eight percent of patients had severe or profound hearing loss. The etiology was unknown in 55% of the cohorts; the remaining was attributed to structural abnormality (14%), genetics (14%), acquired perinatal (12%), and auditory neuropathy (5%).

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