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Is premature birth one of the main causes of hearing loss?

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Dr. Harold Kim answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Association: Conditions associated with premature births are associated with hearing loss. As such, children who have a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit are at greater risk to have hearing loss. This can be associated with jaundice or perinatal infections.

Answered 2/19/2015

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