Hipoacusias en la
edad infantil. Diagnóstico y tratamiento
Arruti1, R. Pélach2, J. Zubicaray1
Unidad de ORL infantil. Hospital Virgen del Camino. Pamplona
evaluation of hearing is an important activity in paediatric practice,
making it possible to confirm by different techniques whether the child
hears well or not, a fact that might be suggested from other sources (the
is thus fundamental that this should be suitably evaluated since it will
have an important incidence on the development of the child. Thus
hypoacusis can be the cause of lack of adaptation or school failure,
depending on age, or of language alterations.
types of hypoacusis are described as well as techniques for its
diagnosis and corresponding treatment.
reflection is offered on the problem of otitis media serous in primary
care and its referral to the child ENT unit.
Key words. Hypoacusis. Language. Diagnostic techniques. Otitis serous. Therapy