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- Abstract -

The cleft lip and palate cannot be viewed in isolation and attention has to be given to associated pathology. The present study investigates the results and interpretation of hearing screening in treated or untreated patients with cleft palates. It was conducted on 28 subjects, with cleft palate with or without cleft lip operated in the Hospital of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery Timisoara between 1998 and 2010. Hearing screening outcomes were collected and audiogram was performed. Among the 28 patients with cleft palate with or without cleft lip, 21 (75 %) had positive otological findings although they had already attended different stages of treatment.

The cranio-maxillo-facial surgeon is the principal specialist in treating these anomalies. It is his responsibility to ask for otolaryngologic consulting and audiogram.

Key words: hearing, audiogram, cleft palate.



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