Advances in Management of Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

Affiliation

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue A71, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The work-up and management of sensorineural hearing loss in children has been an area of rapid evolution. With the availability of genetic and cytomegalovirus testing, the diagnostic process is continuously refined. Aural rehabilitation should be provided to children in a timely manner. At present, the main surgical options for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss are bone conduction sound processors and cochlear implants. Investigations into modalities such as auditory brainstem implants are ongoing. With further technological and medical advancements, the evaluation and management of pediatric sensorineural hearing loss will undoubtedly continue to change.

Keywords

Auditory brainstem implant,Bone conduction sound processor,Cochlear implant,Sensorineural hearing loss,

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