This paper presents the data from medical and educational case histories on a group of 60 unilaterally hearing-impaired children. The case history data revealed that approximately one-half of the 60 children with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss exhibited some difficulty in educational progress. More specifically, 35% had failed at least one grade and an additional 13% were in need of some special resource assistance. Similar findings were obtained on a subset of 25 unilaterally hearing-impaired children who satisfied rather stringent criteria for age, hearing level, intelligence, length of time the impairment was present, history of middle ear disease, and general growth and development.
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