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From the JAMA Network
April 16, 2014

Parental Perspectives on Adolescent Hearing Loss

Author Affiliations
  • 1Otology/Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville
JAMA. 2014;311(15):1556-1557. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1843

Research on childhood hearing loss in the last quarter century has clearly demonstrated 2 important concepts. First, hearing loss in children has numerous potential deleterious effects, including impaired speech and language development, decreased educational achievement, and impaired social-emotional development.1 Second, childhood hearing loss is on the rise.2