Otitis Media: Incidence, Duration, and Hearing Status

P. S. Roland, T. Finitzo, S. Friel-Patti, K. Clinton Brown, K. T. Stephens, O. Brown, J. M. Coleman

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The middle ear status and hearing sensitivity in 483 normal infants have been closely monitored as part of the Dallas Cooperative Project, University of Texas at Dallas, effort to assess the effect of early otitis media with effusion on speech and language development. At least one episode of otitis media with effusion occurred in 73.5% of the children between the ages of 6 and 18 months. Almost a quarter of these were discovered at “well-baby” checkups and were appropriately classified as “silent.” The hearing levels, the methods of hearing assessment, and the implications of these data are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1049-1053
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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