Evaluation of hearing and speech-language in preschool children: how important, why we should perform?

Tokgoz-Yilmaz S. , ÖZCEBE E. , TÜRKYILMAZ M. D. , Kose A., SENNAROĞLU G. , Orhon F., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.55, no.6, pp.606-611, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Page Numbers: pp.606-611


The aim of the study was to present the hearing and speech-language findings of preschool children. The children in this study were aged 3-5 years. Sixtyseven of 239 children (28.0%) had been referred to a physician because of possible middle ear problems, and 25 of the 67 children had slight and mild conduction type hearing loss with air-bone gaps. One of 239 children had profound sensorineural hearing loss. Speech-language problems were found in 70 of 239 children (29.3%). Necessary attention should be paid to the evaluation of hearing and speech-language skills in preschool-aged children to avoid delayed detection and to give these children the opportunity for timely intervention for hearing and speech-language problems.