Hearing Impairment Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 14, 2017
  • Author: Rahul K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Ravindhra G Elluru, MD, PhD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

No differential diagnosis for confirmed deafness is known, though differential diagnoses are generally considered in determining the etiology of hearing impairment. Alternatively, the differential diagnosis for children who present with language, behavioral, and school difficulties should include hearing loss.