A 21-year-old member asked:
Willhearing lossfrom persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 50 years experience
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
A fluctuating : Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language ( verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 22, 2019
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