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Hearing Loss and Learning Disability-Reply

Hearing Loss and Learning Disability-Reply Abstract In Reply.—To conceptualize the results of our investigations as a statement that otitis media-related hearing loss causes poor learning is oversimplistic and reflects a lack of understanding. We have suggested that transient hearing loss and distortion of auditory signals during the early language-formative years results in deficiencies in language development. One aspect of receptive language, auditory processing, may be compromised, with effects observed in academic areas. By disrupting the normal sequence of language development, the repeated episodes of otitis media-induced hearing loss have an indirect effect on subsequent academic performance. A considerable body of evidence exists that confirms that hearing loss, associated with early chronic otitis media, compromises a child's language development.1 The effects of hearing loss can be observed even during the prelinguistic babbling phases of early infancy.2 Additionally, otitis media-induced hearing loss has been associated with deficiencies in receptive language, expressive language, and verbal intelligence. References 1. Downs MP: Hearing loss: Definition, epidemiology and prevention . Pub Health Rev 4:255-280, 1975. 2. Menyuk P: Effects of hearing loss on language acquisition in the babbling stage , in Jaffe B (ed): Hearing Loss in Children. Baltimore , University Park Press, 1977, pp 621-629. 3. Lewis N: Otitis media and linguistic incompetence . Arch Otolaryngol 102:387-390, 1976.Crossref 4. Howie VM: Acute and recurrent acute otitis media , in Jaffe B (ed): Hearing Loss in Children . Baltimore, University Park Press, 1977, pp 421-430. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Hearing Loss and Learning Disability-Reply

Hearing Loss and Learning Disability-Reply

Abstract

Abstract In Reply.—To conceptualize the results of our investigations as a statement that otitis media-related hearing loss causes poor learning is oversimplistic and reflects a lack of understanding. We have suggested that transient hearing loss and distortion of auditory signals during the early language-formative years results in deficiencies in language development. One aspect of receptive language, auditory processing, may be compromised, with effects observed in academic areas. By...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130130076031
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Abstract

Abstract In Reply.—To conceptualize the results of our investigations as a statement that otitis media-related hearing loss causes poor learning is oversimplistic and reflects a lack of understanding. We have suggested that transient hearing loss and distortion of auditory signals during the early language-formative years results in deficiencies in language development. One aspect of receptive language, auditory processing, may be compromised, with effects observed in academic areas. By disrupting the normal sequence of language development, the repeated episodes of otitis media-induced hearing loss have an indirect effect on subsequent academic performance. A considerable body of evidence exists that confirms that hearing loss, associated with early chronic otitis media, compromises a child's language development.1 The effects of hearing loss can be observed even during the prelinguistic babbling phases of early infancy.2 Additionally, otitis media-induced hearing loss has been associated with deficiencies in receptive language, expressive language, and verbal intelligence. References 1. Downs MP: Hearing loss: Definition, epidemiology and prevention . Pub Health Rev 4:255-280, 1975. 2. Menyuk P: Effects of hearing loss on language acquisition in the babbling stage , in Jaffe B (ed): Hearing Loss in Children. Baltimore , University Park Press, 1977, pp 621-629. 3. Lewis N: Otitis media and linguistic incompetence . Arch Otolaryngol 102:387-390, 1976.Crossref 4. Howie VM: Acute and recurrent acute otitis media , in Jaffe B (ed): Hearing Loss in Children . Baltimore, University Park Press, 1977, pp 421-430.

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1980

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