Chronic Otitis

Chronic Otitis

Conductive Hearing Loss and Speech Intelligibility

Chronic otitis media early in childhood is often voiced as a concern for speech-language delay, though the research is inconclusive.


Animals studies that induce chronic conductive pathologies can result in significant changes in central auditory pathways, including peripheral afferent and efferent neural innervation. However, in general, these animal studies create significant pathologies over extended periods of time without resolve and consistent sound stimulation.


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