Summary of the Clinical Practice Guideline

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Childhood Hearing Australasian Medical Professionals Network: Consensus Guidelines on Investigation and Clinical Management of Childhood Hearing Loss

Sung, V., Downie, L., et al. (2019).
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 55(9), 1013-1022.
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Description

This guideline from the Childhood Hearing Australasian Medical Professionals network provides consensus recommendations on the assessment and management of hearing loss in children.

Recommendations from This Guideline

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Assessment

Children with congenital hearing loss should be referred for additional assessments such as:
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) salivary testing for CMV infection, 
  • magnetic resonance imaging for disorders such as auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, and/or
  • opthamology and/or genetic testing when syndromic hearing loss is suspected.

Keywords: Developmental or Multiple Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Developmental Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Developmental or Multiple Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Referral, Referral, Referral

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Assessment

For children with progressive sensorineural hearing loss, delayed motor milestones, poor balance or dizziness, or temporal bone malfunctions, vestibular testing should be considered.

Keywords: Comorbid Disorders and Diseases, Hearing Loss

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Assessment

Hearing-impaired children should have a comprehensive medical history and audiological examination. First-degree family members, especially siblings and parents, should also undergo audiology testing.

Service Delivery

Children with congenital hearing loss should be referred for additional assessments such as:
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) salivary testing for CMV infection, 
  • magnetic resonance imaging for disorders such as auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, and/or
  • opthamology and/or genetic testing when syndromic hearing loss is suspected.

Keywords: Developmental or Multiple Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Developmental Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Developmental or Multiple Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Referral, Referral, Referral

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Assessment

Hearing-impaired children should have a comprehensive medical history and audiological examination. First-degree family members, especially siblings and parents, should also undergo audiology testing.

Service Delivery

Children with congenital hearing loss should be referred for additional assessments such as:
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) salivary testing for CMV infection, 
  • magnetic resonance imaging for disorders such as auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, and/or
  • opthamology and/or genetic testing when syndromic hearing loss is suspected.

Keywords: Developmental or Multiple Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Developmental Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Developmental or Multiple Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Referral, Referral, Referral

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Assessment

Hearing-impaired children should have a comprehensive medical history and audiological examination. First-degree family members, especially siblings and parents, should also undergo audiology testing.

Service Delivery

Children with congenital hearing loss should be referred for additional assessments such as:
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) salivary testing for CMV infection, 
  • magnetic resonance imaging for disorders such as auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, and/or
  • opthamology and/or genetic testing when syndromic hearing loss is suspected.

Keywords: Developmental or Multiple Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Comorbid Diseases and Disorders, Developmental Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Developmental or Multiple Disabilities (e.g. CP/Down Syndrome), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Infectious Diseases (e.g. Cytomegalovirus/Meningitis), Referral, Referral, Referral

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