How common is hearing impairment in osteogenesis imperfecta?

  title={How common is hearing impairment in osteogenesis imperfecta?},
  author={Colin Ralston Paterson and Elizabeth A. Monk and Susan J. Mcallion},
  journal={The Journal of Laryngology \& Otology},
  pages={280 - 282}
Hearing impairment has long been recognized as a common feature in osteogenesis imperfecta. The figures in some publications could be taken to imply that, with increasing age, the proportion of osteogenesis imperfecta patients with hearing impairment approaches 100 per cent. The incidence of hearing loss in a large survey of 1394 patients with osteogenesis imperfecta was examined. It was found that the most common age of onset was in the second, third and fourth decades of life. At the age of… 
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