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Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Hearing impairment certainly delays language development and can affect adversely social skill development in some degrees as well.

In brief: Yes

Hearing impairment certainly delays language development and can affect adversely social skill development in some degrees as well.
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

It will cause speech and language delay but not developmental delays.

In brief: No

It will cause speech and language delay but not developmental delays.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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