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Arquivos Internacionais de Otorrinolaringologia

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FENIMAN, Mariza Ribeiro; SOUZA, Taísa Cristina de; TEIXEIRA, Thais Sanches  e  MONDELLI, Maria Fernanda Capoani Garcia. Perception of parents about the auditory attention skills of his kid with cleft lip and palate: retrospective study. Arquivos Int. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp.115-120. ISSN 1809-4856.

INTRODUCTION: To process and decode the acoustic stimulation are necessary cognitive and neurophysiological mechanisms. The hearing stimulation is influenced by cognitive factor from the highest levels, such as the memory, attention and learning. The sensory deprivation caused by hearing loss from the conductive type, frequently in population with cleft lip and palate, can affect many cognitive functions - among them the attention, besides harm the school performance, linguistic and interpersonal. OBJECTIVE: Verify the perception of the parents of children with cleft lip and palate about the hearing attention of their kids. METHOD: Retrospective study of infants with any type of cleft lip and palate, without any genetic syndrome associate which parents answered a relevant questionnaire about the auditory attention skills. RESULTS: 44 are from the male kind and 26 from the female kind, 35,71% of the answers were affirmative for the hearing loss and 71,43% to otologic infections. CONCLUSION: Most of the interviewed parents pointed at least one of the behaviors related to attention contained in the questionnaire, indicating that the presence of cleft lip and palate can be related to difficulties in hearing attention.

Palavras-chave : attention; hearing; cleft palate.

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