critical # of otitis media episodes and HL?

L. chong lrchong at julian.uwo.ca
Sun Nov 7 16:54:58 EST 1999


hello,

I'm an SLP student doing my Master's project on early detection of
hearing loss in children.. I'm wondering if there exists a
critical/threshold number of OM episodes that a child can have where
they are declared as having some kind of official hearing loss?? I
realize that OM is a fluctuating condition, and that the existence of a
HL can vary with the episodes.. but is there some "official number" that
indicates that there is some kind of permanent loss??

any input on this would be greatly appreciated..

Lisa Chong.  (lrchong at julian.uwo.ca)






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