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Causes of Hearing loss in Children

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:50 PM

By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore

Causes of Hearing loss in Children

There are many possible causes of hearing loss in children.

Some causes are congenital (present at birth), while others are acquired (cause of hearing loss happens sometime after birth).

Congenital causes of hearing loss include:

  • Genetic/Inherited
  • Malformation of the outer ear, or middle ear or inner ear
  • Prenatal infection, illnesses [ mother had infection in pregnancy]
  • Toxemia in mother during pregnancy
  • Maternal diabetes
  • Premature birth

Acquired causes of hearing loss include:

  • Infections of the ear[ commonly Otitis media]
  • Middle ear fluid
  • Ear drum perforation (may be causes by untreated ear infections, head injury, blow to the ear, or from poking something in the ear)
  • Blockage in the outer ear (due to a build up of wax)
  • Diseases, Infections (including Meningitis, Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox, Influenza, etc)
  • Certain medications [ototoxic medications can produce injury to the ear]
  • Noise induced Hearing loss
  • Head trauma


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