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Children's Listening with Cleft Lip and Palate in the School

Keywords: Child , Cleft palate , Hearing , Auditory perception

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Introduction: A great similarity between the patients with cleft lip and palate' behavior and those with auditory processing disorder are related by parents and professors. Objective: To verify the listening in children with cleft lip and palate in six conditions of listening. Method: Professors of 224 students (7 to 11 years old) with cleft completed a questionnaire aiming to judge the student listening in the noise, ideal condition, with multiple stimulus, in the silence, when it is solicited to remember the listened information and during a lengthy period of listening, comparing it to the other of the same age and listening condition, without cleft. A Prospective Study. Results: The mean of the trial (-0, 08, standard deviation of 0,27) of the students with cleft, performed by professor was about the "same difficulty" (zero), when compared with the student without cleft. It was not found statistical significance to anyone conditions, neither to the total value of the questionnaire, considering the gender nor the school year level. Conclusion: The listening characteristics of the students with cleft lip and palate were similar to the other without this craniofacial deformity of the same age and similar listening condition. In the noise, the conditions more difficult occurred when the memory and the auditory attention were required.

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