Assessment of cases of hearing loss in children
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 236-239
AbstractBackground:Hearing loss in children may be inherited, caused by maternal rubella or
complications at birth, certain infectious diseases such as meningitis, measles, chronic ear
infections. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of hearing loss in children.
Materials & Methods: 296 children with hearing loss of both genders were selected.
Histories of risk factors, causes, and type of hearing loss were recorded.
Results: Out of 296, males were 176 and females were 120. Common risk factors were
middle ear infection in 72, febrile illness and treatment in 144, sickle cell diseases in 56
and family history in 24 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Common causes of hearing loss in children were middle ear infection, febrile
illness and treatment, sickle cell diseases and family history.
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