Children with Minimal/Mild Hearing Loss: Do We Have a Consensus and is that Important? Children with minimal/mild hearing loss make up approximately 5% of the school-age population. While there is considerable research indicating that these children experience difficulties in a number of areas, there also is research indicating that they perform similarly to their peers with normal hearing. Understanding the potential difficulties that these ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2014
Children with Minimal/Mild Hearing Loss: Do We Have a Consensus and is that Important?
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  • Dawna E. Lewis
    Listening and Learning Laboratory, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE
  • Disclaimer: Financial: Dawna Lewis is a member of the Pediatric Advisory Board for Phonak.
    Disclaimer: Financial: Dawna Lewis is a member of the Pediatric Advisory Board for Phonak.×
  • Nonfinancial: Dawna Lewis has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Dawna Lewis has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Article   |   September 01, 2014
Children with Minimal/Mild Hearing Loss: Do We Have a Consensus and is that Important?
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, September 2014, Vol. 24, 54-63. doi:10.1044/hhdc24.2.54
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, September 2014, Vol. 24, 54-63. doi:10.1044/hhdc24.2.54

Children with minimal/mild hearing loss make up approximately 5% of the school-age population. While there is considerable research indicating that these children experience difficulties in a number of areas, there also is research indicating that they perform similarly to their peers with normal hearing. Understanding the potential difficulties that these children may experience and how their communication access needs may differ from those of their peers with normal hearing is important for habilitation. A lack of clear consensus could negatively impact provision of habilitation services. Awareness of factors that may affect that consensus can be useful in interpreting findings. This paper will address a number of those potential factors.

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