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Aetiological investigation of sensorineural hearing loss in children
  1. C Wilson,
  2. A Roberts,
  3. D Stephens
  1. Welsh Hearing Institute, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr C Wilson
    Welsh Hearing Institute, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK;


A survey of aetiological investigations arranged on children with severe/profound bilateral sensorineural hearing impairment by ENT consultants and community paediatricians working in audiology is described. Greater routine use of ECG, urine analysis, and ophthalmological assessment is needed, with a more selective approach to other investigations as recommended by the British Association of Audiological Physicians (BAAP) and the British Association of Community Doctors in Audiology (BACDA).

  • aetiological investigation
  • aetiology
  • survey
  • hearing impairment
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  • Competing interests: none declared

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