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Research group/lab  |  M. van der Schroeff, PhD

Hearing loss in children

Although most apparent in later stages of life, it is probable that hearing acuity gradually declines with age and should therefore be studied at young ages as well.

About our research group/lab

Our research

Background information

Acquired hearing loss in children is difficult to ascertain on a population level. Little is known about onset of hearing loss, pathophysiology and for example association with noise exposure.

Overall aim

Our purpose is to perform reliable longitudinal hearing
evaluation, with repeated measurements, that has the ability to study associations with the development of permanent HL in children, in order to design effective preventive strategies.

Research focus areas

Population based research, within the Generation R Study, with repeated audiometry (pure tone, oto-acoestic emissions, tympanometry, speech in noise testing en non-word-repetition).

Key Publications

Music-induced Hearing Loss in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
le Clercq CMP, van Ingen G, Ruytjens L, van der Schroeff MP. (2016). Otol Neurotol. 2016 Oct;37(9):1208-16.

Prevalence of Hearing Loss Among Children 9 to 11 Years Old: The Generation R Study.
le Clercq CMP1,2, van Ingen G1,2, Ruytjens L1, Goedegebure A1, Moll HA2, Raat H2, Jaddoe VWV2, Baatenburg de Jong RJ1, van der Schroeff MP1,2. (2017). JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Sep 1;143(9):928-934.

Shortened Nonword Repetition Task (NWR-S): A Simple, Quick, and Less Expensive Outcome to Identify Children With Combined Spec.
le Clercq CMP, van der Schroeff MP, Rispens JE, Ruytjens L, Goedegebure A, van Ingen G, Franken MC. (2017). J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Aug 16;60(8):2241-2248.

The Generation R Study: design and cohort update 2017.
Kooijman MN, Kruithof CJ, van Duijn CM, Duijts L, Franco OH, van IJzendoorn MH, de Jongste JC, Klaver CC, van der Lugt A, Mackenbach JP, Moll HA, Peeters RP, Raat H, Rings EH, Rivadeneira F, van der Schroeff MP, Steegers EA, Tiemeier H, Uitterlinden AG, Verhulst FC, Wolvius E, Felix JF, Jaddoe VW. (2016). Eur J Epidemiol. 2016 Dec;31(12):1243-1264.


Collaborations within Erasmus MC

  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT).
  • Department of Endocrinology.
  • Department of General Pediatrics.
  • Department of Child Psychiatry.