Journal of Medical Sciences

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

Hearing loss in children: A review of literature


Karpal Singh Sohal1, Jeremiah Robert Moshy1, Sira Stanslaus Owibingire1, Iliyasu Y Shuaibu2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Sohal KS, Moshy JR, Owibingire SS, Shuaibu IY. Hearing loss in children: A review of literature.J Med Sci 2020;40:149-161


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Sohal KS, Moshy JR, Owibingire SS, Shuaibu IY. Hearing loss in children: A review of literature. J Med Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];40:149-161
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