Paper Presentations: Health Promotion Challenges Across the Treatment Continuum — Prevalence and Nature of Hearing Loss in a Pediatric Population of Children with Sickle Cell Disease (216-1)

11:15 – 11:35 am Friday, August 18

1CH  Sickle cell disease (SCD) can cause injury to any organ, including the auditory system. Though the association of SCD and hearing loss has been described, the nature of this complication is unknown and no standardized screening guidelines exist. This presentation will help to provide an understanding of the nature of hearing

This presentation will help to provide an understanding of the nature of hearing loss in pediatric SCD patients and will highlight the need for broad and routine monitoring in this population already at risk for neurocognitive deficits and poor school performance.