Author(s): Deepti Pandey
Prevention of hearing loss is crucial in school children to guard them against failure of academic and social development. The common threats that may be preventable and modifiable need be known ther efore. 134 school age patients visiting ENT outdoor with some ear complaint and profiled to generate local evidence base. Hearing impairment was there in 27.6% of school age patients with ear complaints. Ear wax impaction was most common external ear disease but middle ear diseases were most causal to hearing loss which was essentially of conductive type. Ample scope of timely detection and intervention for prevention of hearing loss existing in school age children .Expansion of care facilities and appropriate health education for seeking care.