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Improved diagnostic effectiveness with a sequential diagnostic paradigm in idiopathic pediatric sensorineural hearing loss.

Authors
  • Preciado, Diego A
  • Lawson, Louise
  • Madden, Colm
  • Myer, David
  • Ngo, Chris
  • Bradshaw, John K
  • Choo, Daniel I
  • Greinwald, John H Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2005
Volume
26
Issue
4
Pages
610–615
Identifiers
PMID: 16015155
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A stepwise diagnostic paradigm tailored to the level of the hearing loss in children with bilateral SNHL is more diagnostically efficient and cost effective than the more commonly used full, simultaneous testing approach. Laboratory investigation should not be routine but based on clinical history.

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