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TABLE 7

Risk Factors for Delayed-Onset or Progressive Hearing Loss in Children with CP

Risk Factors for Delayed-Onset or Progressive Hearing Loss
Neonatal intensive care >5 d 
Mechanical ventilation 
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 
Exposure to ototoxic medications (eg, gentamycin, tobramycin, furosemide) 
Hyperbilirubinemia requiring exchange transfusion 
In utero infection (cytomegalovirus, rubella, syphilis, toxoplasmosis) 
Postnatal meningitis 
Risk Factors for Delayed-Onset or Progressive Hearing Loss
Neonatal intensive care >5 d 
Mechanical ventilation 
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 
Exposure to ototoxic medications (eg, gentamycin, tobramycin, furosemide) 
Hyperbilirubinemia requiring exchange transfusion 
In utero infection (cytomegalovirus, rubella, syphilis, toxoplasmosis) 
Postnatal meningitis 

Courtesy of K Steingass, American Academy of Pediatrics, PREP DBPeds Self-Assessment.

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