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Volume 32, Issue 9
Publication date: March 1, 2012
Expiration date: March 1, 2015

Hearing Loss in Newborns and Infants
Seth M. Pransky, MD (Moderator)
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine; Division Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California

Daniela S. Carvalho, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine; Director for the Hearing Clinic and Cochlear Implant Program, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California

Natalie J. Loundon, MD
Director of the Cochlear Implant Program and Hearing Clinic, Pediatric ENT Department, Hôpital d’enfants Armand-Trousseau Children’s Hospital, Paris, France

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Understand the role of universal newborn hearing screening and integrate a protocol for assessment of a child who fails newborn hearing screening into their practice.
2. Describe the different types and severity of sensorineural loss in infants and children.
3. Recognize the meaning and goals of early intervention in infant hearing loss.
4. Summarize risk factors for development of sensorineural hearing loss in infants and children.
5. Recognize the different modes of testing of children with hearing loss.
6. Summarize the therapeutic interventions available for sensorineural hearing loss in infants and children.
7. Describe the role of genetic versus acquired causes of sensorineural hearing loss.
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