Controversies in screening for middle ear disease and hearing loss in children

C. D. Bluestone, T. J. Fria, S. K. Arjona, M. L. Casselbrant, D. M. Schwartz, Robert J. Ruben, G. A. Gates, M. P. Downs, J. L. Northern, J. F. Jerger

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Abstract

The goal of this Workshop was to assemble experts in pediatrics, infectious disease, otolaryngology, epidemiology, audiology, and biostatistics to assess the current status of screening for otitis media in infants and children. The need for such a Workshop has become increasingly apparent with the advent of the widespread use of tympanometry as a case-finding method and the controversies that have surrounded these proliferating screening programs. Specifically, the objectives of the Workshop were to review the state of our knowledge of middle ear disease in children in terms of its epidemiology, diagnosis, management, complications, and sequelae, all of which pertain to the justification for screening; review the epidemiologic basis of screening and relate these to otitis media; review current viewpoints on screening for middle ear disease from professionals in the field; review the current status of screening programs in the United States; attempt to reach concensus as to the target population to be identified by screening and the most appropriate and reasonable method for screening and referral; and, make recommendations as to the best manner in which to resolve the remaining controversial issues. In addition to the above named specialists, representatives from federal funding agencies and from screening instrument companies were present in an ex offcio capacity. A summary of the discussions is presented here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-70
Number of pages14
JournalPediatrics
Volume77
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Ear Diseases
Middle Ear
Hearing Loss
Otitis Media
Education
Epidemiology
Biostatistics
Audiology
Acoustic Impedance Tests
Health Services Needs and Demand
Otolaryngology
Communicable Diseases
Referral and Consultation
Pediatrics

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Bluestone, C. D., Fria, T. J., Arjona, S. K., Casselbrant, M. L., Schwartz, D. M., Ruben, R. J., ... Jerger, J. F. (1986). Controversies in screening for middle ear disease and hearing loss in children. Pediatrics, 77(1), 57-70.

Controversies in screening for middle ear disease and hearing loss in children. / Bluestone, C. D.; Fria, T. J.; Arjona, S. K.; Casselbrant, M. L.; Schwartz, D. M.; Ruben, Robert J.; Gates, G. A.; Downs, M. P.; Northern, J. L.; Jerger, J. F.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 77, No. 1, 1986, p. 57-70.

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Bluestone, CD, Fria, TJ, Arjona, SK, Casselbrant, ML, Schwartz, DM, Ruben, RJ, Gates, GA, Downs, MP, Northern, JL & Jerger, JF 1986, 'Controversies in screening for middle ear disease and hearing loss in children', Pediatrics, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 57-70.
Bluestone CD, Fria TJ, Arjona SK, Casselbrant ML, Schwartz DM, Ruben RJ et al. Controversies in screening for middle ear disease and hearing loss in children. Pediatrics. 1986;77(1):57-70.
Bluestone, C. D. ; Fria, T. J. ; Arjona, S. K. ; Casselbrant, M. L. ; Schwartz, D. M. ; Ruben, Robert J. ; Gates, G. A. ; Downs, M. P. ; Northern, J. L. ; Jerger, J. F. / Controversies in screening for middle ear disease and hearing loss in children. In: Pediatrics. 1986 ; Vol. 77, No. 1. pp. 57-70.
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