Unilateral Hearing Loss in Young Children: Developing Best Practices with Limited Evidence Substantial evidence exists to highlight the difficulties that children with UHL can experience. Unfortunately, the research regarding effective intervention for this population of children remains limited, particularly for young children. Professional perspectives vary widely regarding best choices and timing of interventions. As a result, clinicians are currently in a position ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2014
Unilateral Hearing Loss in Young Children: Developing Best Practices with Limited Evidence
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sarah McKay
    Center for Childhood Communication, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Disclaimer: Financial: Sarah McKay is employed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Disclaimer: Financial: Sarah McKay is employed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia×
  • Nonfinancial: Sarah McKay has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
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Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2014
Unilateral Hearing Loss in Young Children: Developing Best Practices with Limited Evidence
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, September 2014, Vol. 24, 64-73. doi:10.1044/hhdc24.2.64
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, September 2014, Vol. 24, 64-73. doi:10.1044/hhdc24.2.64

Substantial evidence exists to highlight the difficulties that children with UHL can experience. Unfortunately, the research regarding effective intervention for this population of children remains limited, particularly for young children. Professional perspectives vary widely regarding best choices and timing of interventions. As a result, clinicians are currently in a position of integrating the available scientific evidence with their clinical expertise to develop “best practice” recommendations for the management of their patients.

Acknowledgments
The author is grateful to Joseph Donaher and Joy Peterson for their comments and suggestions on this manuscript.
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