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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov;90:251-258. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.09.016. Epub 2016 Sep 15.

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Hearing loss in the pediatric patient.

Author information

1
Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA, USA. Electronic address: Bryan-liming@uiowa.edu.
2
Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA.
3
Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Sydney, Australia.
4
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
5
Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA.
6
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, USA.
7
Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland.
8
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston MA, USA.
9
Pediatric ENT Department, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, AP-HP Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
10
Department of Otolaryngology, Children's National Hospital, Washington DC, USA.
11
Evident, UCL Ear Institute, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London UK.
12
Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, La Timone Children's Hospital, Aix-Marseille Universite', Marseille, France.
13
Paediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.
14
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago IL, USA.
15
Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To provide recommendations for the workup of hearing loss in the pediatric patient.

METHODS:

Expert opinion by the members of the International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group.

RESULTS:

Consensus recommendations include initial screening and diagnosis as well as the workup of sensorineural, conductive and mixed hearing loss in children. The consensus statement discusses the role of genetic testing and imaging and provides algorithms to guide the workup of children with hearing loss.

CONCLUSION:

The workup of children with hearing loss can be guided by the recommendations provided herein.

KEYWORDS:

Comprehensive genetic testing; Conductive hearing loss; Congenital hearing loss; Consensus statement; Sensorineural hearing loss

PMID:
27729144
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.09.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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