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Pediatric Hearing Loss

There are three main types of hearing loss: sensorineural, conductive and mixed (both sensorineural and conductive). These types of hearing loss can be present at birth (congenital). Or they can occur after birth (acquired).


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is sensorineural hearing loss?

What is conductive hearing loss?

What is mixed hearing loss?

Meet the Providers Who Treat Hearing Loss

Departments that Treat Hearing Loss

Hearing and Speech Center

The Hearing and Speech Center at Children's National Hospital provides expert diagnosis and care for children with audiology and communication disorders.

Provider using otoscope on patient

Cochlear Implant Program

The Cochlear Implant Program at Children's National has performed cochlear implantations for 15 years.

A boy getting his ear checked.

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.