Research Grant: Outcomes of Children
with Hearing Loss


The Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss (OCHL) is a five-year study designed to understand factors that influence the outcomes of children who are hard of hearing. This multi-center longitudinal study addresses major gaps in research related to young children who wear hearing aids. Research collaborators at University of Iowa, Boys Town National Research Hospital, and the University of North Carolina are following about 300 hard of hearing children along with a comparison group of children with typical hearing. This work is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD-DC009560).