A Washington University press release describes study on children with hearing loss in one ear. By the time they reach school age, one in 20 children have hearing loss in one ear. That can raise significant hurdles for these children because loss of hearing in one ear hurts their ability to comprehend and use language. The study will be published in the June issue of the journal Pediatrics. For the full article, go to http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/20699.aspx.
Lieu JEC, Tye-Murray N, Karzon RK, Piccirillo JF. Unilateral hearing loss is associated with worse speech-language scores in children. Pediatrics. June 2010;125(6).