March 1972

Hearing Loss and the Klippel-Feil Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Champaign, Ill
From the Hearing Clinic, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(3):233-235. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110090103014

A 9-year-old child with Klippel-Feil syndrome was found to have a bilateral conductive hearing loss. Abnormalities of both middle ears were found. We present a critical review of the literature concerning the association of hearing loss and the Klippel-Feil syndrome and a discussion of the importance of pediatric, orthopedic, otologic, and audiologic examinations.