Research from Cleveland Clinic audiologists shows how even mild-moderate hearing loss in children can affect development, plus what steps physicians can take to limit the impact.
Unilateral hearing loss in pediatric patients has a prevalence of 3 percent to 6 percent in school-aged children. Studies look at impact of the hearing loss and treatments.
For patients who are at risk for progressive sensorineural hearing loss, providing a safety net against a sudden world of silence could do immeasurable good. Cochlear implant is an option.