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What you need to know:
Take paediatric hearing loss seriously, especially if neonatal screening has been missed
Conductive hearing loss is most commonly caused by glue ear, usually a transient disease
All children who have had bacterial meningitis should have a follow-up hearing test
Paediatric hearing loss is a common problem; diagnosis and appropriate intervention are central to the child’s development. It is estimated that one in five children of around 2 years will have been affected by glue ear and eight in 10 will have been affected once or more by the age of 10.
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