Persistency of an effect: otitis media during the first year of life with nine years follow-up

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A cohort of lower socioeconomic-economic children who experienced multi and prolonged episodes of otitis media during their first year of life and followed for 9 years showed that all of the children had poorer performance in linguistic tasks than did the control group. Differences were found in all of the OM+ children at all ages. The effect of the otitis media and its accompanying hearing loss was noted in eight measures throughout the 9-year period of observation. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S115-S118
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 1999



  • Hearing
  • Language
  • Otitis media
  • Outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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