Otitis media in early childhood and later language.

  title={Otitis media in early childhood and later language.},
  author={Jane E. Roberts and Margaret Burchinal and Brian P. Davis and Albert M Collier and Frederick W. Henderson},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  volume={34 5},
The relationship between early otitis media with effusion (OME) experience and later language development was examined in a prospective cohort study of 30 children from middle-class families and 33 children from low-income families. Ear status was monitored using otoscopy and tympanometry during wellness and illness periods between birth and 3 years of age. Language was assessed using standardized tests and a language sample between 4 1/2 and 6 years. Findings suggested no reliable relationship… CONTINUE READING

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