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Physiology of hearing and hearing loss

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Commonest cause of hearing loss in children is: (LQ)



A Microtia with atresia of external auditory meatus

B Trauma

C Otitis media with effusion

D Bony canal

Ans. C Otitis media with effusion

"The most common cause of conductive deafness in children is otitis media with effusion, which is typically of mild to moderate severity."

Otitis media with effusion / glue ear / chronic serous or secretory otitis media -

"It is the most common cause of hearing loss in children in the developd world and has peak incidence at 2 and S years of age"-

Current otolaryngology 2nd/ed pg 658

For more details on Secretory otitis media or Otitis media with effusion, see Chapter: Diseases of middle ear in this book.

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