Audiological Profile In Osteogenesis Imperfecta:A Case Report

James, Ranjana Elizabeth and Kishan, MM and Prasanna, V (2012) Audiological Profile In Osteogenesis Imperfecta:A Case Report. International Journal of Scientific Research, 1 (3). pp. 83-84. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a rare bone disease which affects all the bones in the body including the middle ear ossicles making them fragile. This condition is characterized primarily by frequent bone fractures and complications like respiratory, cardiac, neurological complications, and hearing loss. Hearing loss is usually believed to occur and progress in the middle ages. For audiologists, thus it is important to understand the Audiological profile observed in this population for providing effective ways of management. Current case report is an evidence of a 5 year old child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta having initial stages of hearing impairment and its management. This report is aimed at improving the existing literature and to highlight the fact that hearing loss could appear early in life in the reported population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Osteogenesis Imperfecta, hearing loss.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 04:59
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 04:59

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