Hearing Impairment in Pediatric Patients with Down’s Syndrome; A Systematic Review of Literature

Rawya Ibrahim Abuelhassan Abdalla, Moustafa Abdualmonuim Ahmed


Even though hearing loss (HL) is common in children with Down syndrome (DS), there has been little research investigating the effects of hearing loss. The purpose of this review is identification of hearing impairment and common type of hearing loss in Down’s syndrome pediatric population. A systematic review was performed during period of 10 months. A thorough search was conducted by using key words Trisomy 21, Down’s syndrome, Sensorineural Hearing loss, Pediatrics, Audiology, Speech and Hearing sciences. 22 relevant articles were reviewed and it showed the evidence that conductive hearing loss is more prevalent in DS population as compared SNHL. However, longitudinal studies on large populations are required.

Keywords: Down’s syndrome, Hearing impairment, sensorineural hearing loss, Conductive hearing loss, Trisomy 21.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/96-04

Publication date: December 31st 2021

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