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ID 22213
  Title Resolution of conductive hearing loss due to otitis media after chiropractic treatment [case report]
Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2011 Dec;12(2):903-909
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: To describe the chiropractic management of a patient with otitis media and conductive hearing loss.

Clinical Features: Parents of a 6-year-old male sought chiropractic care for the child's measured conductive hearing loss on pure-tone audiometry, fluid in both ears, and repeated bouts of otitis media. Prior treatment included several rounds of antibiotics starting at 14 months and myringotomy at age 3.

Intervention and Outcome: Treatment consisted of cervical, thoracic, and pelvic manual manipulative therapy along with cranial manipulation. After 6 chiropractic adjustments, the child was asymptomatic, and remained free of otitis media symptoms on long-term follow-up. Nineteen months after commencement of treatment, a repeat audiogram was performed, showing normal hearing in both ears.

Conclusion: A 6-year-old male with recurring otitis media and conductive hearing loss was successfully managed using chiropractic adjustments. This may suggest a role for chiropractic care [in] the management of otitis media with conductive hearing loss. Further research is necessary to examine this in more detail.

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