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Using machine learning-based techniques to explore predictability of progressive hearing loss in a pediatric population

Flora Nassrallah

Award: 2023 Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Grant

  • Hearing Decline Prediction
  • Patient-Centred-Care
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss

Research Associate, Chiildren’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute Inc.

Permanent hearing loss is a disorder affecting about 1500 Canadian children each year and can have an impact on developmental outcomes. Despite well-established screening programs, surveillance is necessary since many children eventually experience a decrease in hearing levels. Using machine-learning techniques, Flora’s study will explore predictability of hearing loss decline and its relationship to clinical factors. The ability to foresee progression in hearing loss would facilitate decision-making, help guide parents, and enhance patient-centered care.