Children with unilateral hearing loss have been noted to have an increased tendency to have educational or behavioral problems. I am investigating whether unilateral hearing loss is the cause of these problems, or whether other associated factors put these children at risk for problems in school. Related topics that are also under investigation include the health-related quality of life in children with hearing loss, both unilateral and bilateral; and differences in auditory processing among children with unilateral hearing loss. My other research interests include examining the potential link between otitis media and reflux disease, evaluating the quality of newborn hearing screening, and topics within pediatric otolaryngology that intersect with clinical epidemiology and health services research.
Otitis media, choanal atresia, chronic middle ear disease, hearing loss in children, tonsillitis, sleep apnea, head and neck masses, airway problems in children, sinus, endoscopic sinus surgery