Reading performance in children with otitis media

Avishay Golz, Aviram Netzer, S. Thomas Westerman, Liane M. Westerman, David A. Gilbert, Henry Z. Joachims, David Goldenberg

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine whether middle ear diseases and the associated hearing loss in early childhood affect reading performance later at school. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: One hundred and sixty children, 6.5 to 8 years of age, were enrolled in this study: 80 children with a history of recurrent infections and/or prolonged periods of effusions of the middle ear before the age of 5 years, and 80 healthy children without any history of middle ear disease. Data were collected from the medical records of the children. Every child underwent a complete otological and audiological evaluation, followed by special reading tests. RESULTS: The study group performed more poorly, in all reading tests, as compared to the controls (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Children with recurrent or prolonged middle ear diseases during the first five years of life tend to be at greater risk for delayed reading than aged-matched controls with no previous middle ear diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume132
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Otitis Media
Ear Diseases
Reading
Middle Ear
Otitis Media with Effusion
Hearing Loss
Medical Records
Infection

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  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Golz, A., Netzer, A., Westerman, S. T., Westerman, L. M., Gilbert, D. A., Joachims, H. Z., & Goldenberg, D. (2005). Reading performance in children with otitis media. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 132(3), 495-499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otohns.2004.09.030
Golz, Avishay ; Netzer, Aviram ; Westerman, S. Thomas ; Westerman, Liane M. ; Gilbert, David A. ; Joachims, Henry Z. ; Goldenberg, David. / Reading performance in children with otitis media. In: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2005 ; Vol. 132, No. 3. pp. 495-499.
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Reading performance in children with otitis media. / Golz, Avishay; Netzer, Aviram; Westerman, S. Thomas; Westerman, Liane M.; Gilbert, David A.; Joachims, Henry Z.; Goldenberg, David.

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Golz A, Netzer A, Westerman ST, Westerman LM, Gilbert DA, Joachims HZ et al. Reading performance in children with otitis media. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2005 Jan 1;132(3):495-499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otohns.2004.09.030