Management of Otopathology and Hearing Loss in Children with Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies

  • Amelia F. Drake
  • Jackson Roush


Children with cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies are at risk for a variety of otopathologies including otitis media and structural deformities of the outer and middle ear. These conditions are usually associated with conductive hearing impairment; however, when hearing loss occurs as part of a syndrome, there may be sensorineural or mixed hearing loss. This chapter will review the etiology of these conditions and their medical management. We will also examine the assessment of hearing and various technologies available for treatment of hearing loss.


Hearing Loss Tympanic Membrane Acute Otitis Medium Auditory Brainstem Response Otitis Medium With Effusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyThe University of North Carolina School of Medicine, UNC HospitalsChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health SciencesUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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