ERIC Number: ED422688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Otitis Media: Implications of Fluctuating, Conductive Hearing Loss on Learning and Behaviour in High School Age Students.
This paper provides an overview of the effects of otitis media on the learning and behavior of children and youth. It begins by describing the conductive hearing loss that is caused by otitis media and the classroom behavior that can result, including poor concentration and attention, disobedience, irritability, and poor social skills. Discussed are the limitations of past research, which has focused on young children, and a proposed new research project to establish whether or not the problems identified continue to affect children as they grow older and possibly no longer suffer from fluctuating, conductive hearing loss. The proposed project will include 60 students from a large, urban high school who have had no history of middle ear problems and those with a history of middle ear problems. (Contains 28 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (Brisbane, Australia, November 30-December 4, 1997).