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An improvement in hearing sensitivity following hearing-aid fitting in a child with an apparent sensorineural hearing impairment

Author(s): Dees, D. C.

Journal/Book: J Laryngol Otol. 1996; 110: Invicta Press, Ashford, Kent, England TN24 8HH. Headley Brothers Ltd. 362-365.

Abstract: This case describes an apparent improvement in hearing sensitivity in a young girl over a period of 12 months, after she was fitted with binaural hearing-aids. Discrepancies between objective and subjective test results are highlighted. Even if the underlying reason for the conflicting test results was due to poor listening skills or test error, this child behaved Like a hearing-impaired child and her performance improved after hearing-aid use. The case also illustrates the application of earphone testing from six months of age. The importance of closely monitoring all children who are fitted with hearing-aids is highlighted.

Note: Article KJ Munro, Univ Southampton, Inst Sound & Vibrat Res, Reg Audiol Clin, Hearing & Balance Ctr, Southampton SO17 1BJ, Hants, England

Keyword(s): hearing loss; hearing aids

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