Auditory and language outcomes in children with unilateral hearing loss.

Affiliation

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Children with unilateral hearing loss (UHL) are being diagnosed at younger ages because of newborn hearing screening. Historically, they have been considered at risk for difficulties in listening and language development. Little information is available on contemporary cohorts of children identified in the early months of life. We examined auditory and language acquisition outcomes in a contemporary cohort of early-identified children with UHL and compared their outcomes at preschool age with peers with mild bilateral loss and with normal hearing.

Keywords

Auditory function,Language development,Mild hearing loss,Unilateral hearing loss,children,

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