Long term language deficiencies in children with otitis media during their first year of the life

R. J. Ruben, I. F. Wallace, J. Gravel

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Abstract

A cohort of lower socio-economic children who experienced multiple and prolonged episodes of otitis media (OM) during their first year of life were compared to an equivalent group of children who were largely free of OM during their first year. Both groups were followed until 9 years of age. The data indicate that children with positive histories of OM performed poorer on a variety of Iinguisitc tasks across the nine year age span than the children with the positive histories of OM. The results suggest that the effect of the otitis media and its accompanying hearing loss on communication skills may extend throughout childhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1997

Keywords

  • Otitis media
  • language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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