Cause of hearing loss in the high-risk premature infant.

  title={Cause of hearing loss in the high-risk premature infant.},
  author={Ira Bergman and R. P. Hirsch and T J Fria and Steven M. Shapiro and Ian R. Holzman and Michael J. Painter},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={106 1},
Bilateral hearing loss occurred in 9.7% of infants who survived despite very low birth weight (less than or equal to 1500 gm), 16.7% of infants who survived neonatal seizures, and 28.6% of infants who survived both low birth weight and neonatal seizures. All neonates received treatment in a single neonatal intensive care unit between 1976 and 1980. Twenty-two of 36 hearing-impaired children were normal physically and mentally, with IQ scores of greater than or equal to 85. Significant neonatal… CONTINUE READING


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