Disease or Infection, including meningitis, AIDS, Tuberculosis, Arthritis, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Sickle Cell, Cancer
Causes of Hearing Loss in Children
Mumps is the most common cause of one-sided total deafness in the United States.
Frequently, the child and family are not aware of the hearing loss until years later. Congenital Causes - hereditary hearing loss or hearing loss due to other factors present either in utero or at the time of birth, such as malformation or absent ears.
Acquired Causes - hearing loss which appears
after birth as a result of a disease, a condition or an injury.