Importance of an Eye Examination in Identifying the Cause of Congenital Hearing Impairment The medical records of 84 children with severe-to-profound bilateral congenital sensorineural hearing loss were reviewed. Records of an eye examination were available for 64 children. In 5 patients (8% of those examined), an eye examination confirmed a previously suspected cause of deafness, and in another 5 children (8%), a diagnosis ... Reports
Reports  |   August 01, 1981
Importance of an Eye Examination in Identifying the Cause of Congenital Hearing Impairment
 
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Reports   |   August 01, 1981
Importance of an Eye Examination in Identifying the Cause of Congenital Hearing Impairment
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1981, Vol. 46, 258-261. doi:10.1044/jshd.4603.258
History: Received November 16, 1979 , Accepted March 27, 1980
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1981, Vol. 46, 258-261. doi:10.1044/jshd.4603.258
History: Received November 16, 1979; Accepted March 27, 1980

The medical records of 84 children with severe-to-profound bilateral congenital sensorineural hearing loss were reviewed. Records of an eye examination were available for 64 children. In 5 patients (8% of those examined), an eye examination confirmed a previously suspected cause of deafness, and in another 5 children (8%), a diagnosis that had not been suspected was made. Congenital syndromes caused by environmental or hereditary factors, which involve sensorineural hearing impairment and abnormal eye findings, are reviewed. The importance of an eye examination for all children with congenital sensorineural hearing impairment is stressed.

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