Journal article

Consequences of Early Conductive Hearing Loss on Long-Term Binaural Processing

Kelley Graydon, Gary Rance, Richard Dowell, Bram Van Dun

Ear and Hearing | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the long-term effects of early conductive hearing loss on binaural processing in school-age children. DESIGN: One hundred and eighteen children participated in the study, 82 children with a documented history of conductive hearing loss associated with otitis media and 36 controls who had documented histories showing no evidence of otitis media or conductive hearing loss. All children were demonstrated to have normal-hearing acuity and middle ear function at the time of assessment. The Listening in Spatialized Noise Sentence (LiSN-S) task and the masking level difference (MLD) task were used as the two different measures of binaural interact..

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