Preventative Otology — Preventing Ear Disease and Hearing Loss in the Paediatric Population

  • Harvey Coates
  • Shyan Vijayasekaran


Preventative otology is the utilization of public health, medical or surgical management to prevent or reduce the manifestations of otologic disease and hearing loss. Otologic disease affects hearing and generally manifests a conductive hearing loss, but if left untreated where the development of secondary complications is possible, may lead to a permanent sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss may also be present without otologic disease and may be congenital or acquired.


Hearing Loss Otitis Medium Acute Otitis Medium Conductive Hearing Loss Ventilation Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey Coates
    • 1
  • Shyan Vijayasekaran
    • 2
  1. 1.Paediatric OtorhinolaryngologyUniversity of Western AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.Paediatric OtorhinolaryngologyPrincess Margaret Hospital for Children Western AustraliaAustralia

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