Children with minimal conductive hearing impairment: Speech comprehension in noise

Keogh, Tegan, Kei, Joseph, Driscoll, Carlie and Khan, Asaduzzaman (2010) Children with minimal conductive hearing impairment: Speech comprehension in noise. Audiology and Neurotology, 15 1: 27-35. doi:10.1159/000218360

Author Keogh, Tegan
Kei, Joseph
Driscoll, Carlie
Khan, Asaduzzaman
Title Children with minimal conductive hearing impairment: Speech comprehension in noise
Journal name Audiology and Neurotology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1420-3030
Publication date 2010
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000218360
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 27
End page 35
Total pages 9
Editor Jeffrey P. Harris
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher S. Karger AG
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
920501 Child Health
111704 Community Child Health
111708 Health and Community Services
Abstract Based on a study sample of 1071 primary school children (5.3–11.7 years), 10.2% of the children were found to have conductive hearing loss in 1 or both ears. Binaural speech comprehension scores of a subset of 540 children were analyzed. The results showed that children with bilateral conductive hearing loss had the lowest mean scores of 60.8–69.3% obtained under noise conditions. These scores were significantly lower than the corresponding scores of 69.3–75.3% obtained by children with possible middle ear disorders but no apparent hearing loss, 70.5–76.5% obtained by children with a unilateral conductive hearing loss and 72.0–80.3% obtained by their normally hearing peers. This study confirms that young children, who are known to have poorer speech understanding in noise, show further disadvantage when a bilateral conductive hearing loss is present. © 2009 S. Karger AG.
Keyword Minimal conductive hearing impairment
Hearing impairment, children
Speech comprehension, noise
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: May 15, 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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