Unilateral hearing loss is associated with worse speech-language scores in children.

@article{Lieu2010UnilateralHL,
  title={Unilateral hearing loss is associated with worse speech-language scores in children.},
  author={Judith E C Lieu and Nancy Tye-Murray and Roanne K. Karzon and Jay F. Piccirillo},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={125 6},
  pages={e1348-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether children with unilateral hearing loss (UHL) demonstrate worse language skills than their siblings with normal hearing, and whether children with UHL are more likely to receive extra assistance at school. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a case-control study of 6- to 12-year-old children with UHL compared with sibling controls (74 pairs, n = 148). Scores on the oral portion of the Oral and Written Language Scales (OWLS) were the primary outcome measure… CONTINUE READING