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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 149-161

Hearing loss in children: A review of literature


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Ear, Nose and Throat, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Karpal Singh Sohal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, P.O. Box 65014, Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_166_19

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Childhood hearing loss (HL) can be attributed to both environmental and genetic factors, therefore it can be congenital or acquired in nature. The effect of childhood HL is on language development, literacy, self-esteem, and social skills. Taking into account the negative impact of HL in children, this review article aims to bring into attention of the medical community the different causes of HL in children and the methods of screening and diagnosing HL in children.


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