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Pathogenesis and Etiology of Hearing Loss in Children

Version 1 : Received: 8 August 2022 / Approved: 16 August 2022 / Online: 16 August 2022 (04:04:24 CEST)

How to cite: Singh, S.; Huseynova, R.; Ethawi, Y. Pathogenesis and Etiology of Hearing Loss in Children. Preprints 2022, 2022080277 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0277.v1). Singh, S.; Huseynova, R.; Ethawi, Y. Pathogenesis and Etiology of Hearing Loss in Children. Preprints 2022, 2022080277 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0277.v1).

Abstract

Hearing loss in infancy leads to preventable speech, language, and cognitive developmental delay [1, 2]. Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is caused by damages, problems, or issues related to the inner ear such as the cochlea with or without the auditory nerve; cranial nerve VIII, involvement. There are three anatomic areas which include the outer ear: composed of the auricle and external auditory canal and the middle ear: which includes the tympanic membrane, ossicles, and the middle ear space, the inner ear: composed of the cochlea, semi-circular canals, and internal auditory canals. The unique anatomical shape of the auricle catches the incoming sound waves to send them down the external auditory canal. Hearing risk assessment should be part of all health visits while regular hearing screening checks are done for all children from 4 to 21 years [1, 2]. Assessment of hearing loss includes history, physical examination and specific hearing assessment tests.

Keywords

Hearing loos; conductive; sensorineural; outer ear; middle ear; inner ear; SNHL; Cochlear; auditory; physical examination; history

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Pediatrics

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