Skip to main content
Skip to main content
Go to homepage

Grand Rounds: Pediatric Hearing Loss


By Anita Jeyakumar, MD, MS, FAS, FAAP , Director, Otolaryngology, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Ear, Nose and Throat

More about Anita Jeyakumar, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the principles of newborn hearing screening. 2. Differentiate the types of hearing loss and etiology of hearing loss. 3. Recognize the fundamentals of hearing technology.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Earlier detection of hearing loss in infants would greatly improve their ability to communicate, learn, and function optimally in a hearing world.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Jeyakumar has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


JD Prosser, AP Cohen, JH Greinwald. Diagnostic Evaluation of Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Volume 48, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages 975-982

C Madden, S Wiley, M Schleiss, C Benton, J Meinzen-Derr, J Greinwald, D Choo. Audiometric, clinical and educational outcomes in a pediatric symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) population with sensorineural hearing loss. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Volume 69, Issue 9, September 2005, Pages 1191-1198

BJ Liming, J Carter, A Cheng, D Choo, J Curotta, D Carvalho, JA Germiller, S Hone, MA Kenna, N Loundon, D Preciado, A Schilder, BK Reilly, S Roman, J Strychowsky, JM Triglia, N Young, RJH Smith. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Hearing loss in the pediatric patient. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Volume 90, November 2016, Pages 251-258.