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Hearing Disorders
Hearing disorders and middle ear disease
Individuals with clefts have a higher incidence
58% of the cleft population have hearing loss
Middle ear disease is universal during childhood
Hearing loss is usually conductive
Testing needs to be conducted every 3 to 6 months.
Resonance Disorders
Typical problem is hypernasality
Hypernasality is associated with velopharyngeal incompetence.
Voice Disorders
80% of the cleft population may have voice problems
Bilateral vocal nodules is most common problem
Soft-voice syndrome is another common problem.
Articulation Disorders
Articulation disorders are common due to structural abnormalities and faulty learning
Pressure consonants are problematic
Child may exhibit compensatory articulation.
Language Disorders
Child may be at risk due to hearing loss
Research suggests that children with clefts of the palate alone have higher incidence of language delays
Language delays are not an invariable consequence of clefts in general.
Title Slide
This Presentation is about the unilateral cleft of the lip and palate. To better understand this craniofacial anomaly, you must first know the definition of a cleft.