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With a prevalence between 0.2% and 6.1% of all live births, congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is a major cause of congenital nonhereditary sensorineural hearing loss.
Despite the large amount of research on cCMV-related hearing loss, it is still unclear which newborns are at risk of hearing loss.
We want to identify independent risk factors for cCMV-related congenital hearing loss and predictors of hearing loss severity at birth.
This cross-sectional study of newborns with cCMV infection used data included in the Flemish CMV registry that was collected from 6 secondary and tertiary hospitals in Flanders, Belgium, over 15 years (January 1, 2007, to February 7, 2022).
Data were analyzed March 3 to October 19, 2022. Patients were included in the study after confirmed diagnosis of cCMV infection and known hearing status at birth.
Patients who presented with other possible causes of sensorineural hearing loss were excluded.