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How to Test for Hearing Loss in Children

Written on September 7, 2022 at 6:14 pm, by

Do you feel like you are constantly repeating yourself to your child or having to speak loudly to get their attention? In many cases, kids are being kids and using selective hearing with their parents, but hearing loss can also be a concern. Hearing loss is a condition in which the ears no longer work  Continue Reading »

How to Prepare Your Child for Cochlear Implants

Written on August 3, 2022 at 10:48 pm, by

An upcoming surgery can cause anxiety in patients of all ages. Cochlear implant surgery can be life-changing for a child with hearing loss, but preparing them mentally and physically for the procedure will make all the difference in their comfort level as the day approaches.  Parents also approach surgery for their child with a great  Continue Reading »

What is a Deviated Septum?

Written on May 26, 2022 at 8:29 pm, by

From persistent nasal congestion to difficulty breathing, a deviated septum can make your child miserable. This nose condition can also cause facial pain and affect your child’s ability to sleep soundly, making it difficult for your child to focus on activities or schoolwork. Fortunately, a deviated septum is also a treatable problem.  There are several  Continue Reading »

How to Know if Your Baby Has an Ear Infection

Written on April 20, 2022 at 10:21 pm, by

When your baby cries, you want to immediately know what is wrong. Are they sick? Hungry? Tired? One reason a baby may cry is because they have an ear infection. Ear infections account for most visits to a pediatrician. They are difficult to detect without actually looking inside the ears with an otoscope.  The pain  Continue Reading »

How to Prevent Ear Infections In kids

Written on March 28, 2022 at 6:26 pm, by

Ear infections are the most common reason parents take their children to the doctor. If your child is suffering from ear pain, it could be an ear infection—and Pediatric ENT Associates at Children’s of Alabama (PENTA) can help. PENTA, located in Birmingham, Alabama, has five board-certified doctors specializing in diagnosing and treating pediatric ear, nose,  Continue Reading »

Are Cochlear Implants the Right Choice for Your Child?

Written on September 1, 2021 at 3:10 pm, by

If your child has severe to profound hearing loss and gets limited or no benefit from hearing aids, it may be the right time to consider a cochlear implant. Our skilled physicians at Pediatric ENT Associates (PENTA) at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, AL have the training and experience necessary to diagnose and treat your child’s medical  Continue Reading »

Pediatric Hearing Loss: What You Need to Know

Written on June 14, 2021 at 9:15 pm, by

Hearing loss poses a challenge for growing children, but it does not have to prevent your child from reaching the same milestones as other children their age. Hearing problems can be overcome if they’re caught and addressed early. A thorough assessment and evaluation by an otolaryngologist can determine which treatment path is best for your  Continue Reading »

Does my child need a tonsillectomy?

Written on November 10, 2020 at 11:03 pm, by

While we miss everyone during social distancing, we are enjoying these fall months and the weather they brought. While the COVID-19 pandemic is unpredictable, we are confident that our office will be able to provide the same level of care and service that our patients are accustomed to. We have been monitoring the situation closely  Continue Reading »

How to Care for Your Child’s Most Common Nose Conditions

Written on October 8, 2020 at 11:15 pm, by

Pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders are one of the top reasons children visit a physician, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. In Birmingham, AL, common nasal conditions in children include frequent nosebleeds or a deviated septum that may require prompt diagnosis and treatment. As parents or caregivers, it is necessary to be educated  Continue Reading »

Can Deviated Septums Cause Nosebleeds in Kids? These Top ENT Surgeons Explain

Written on July 18, 2020 at 12:40 am, by

Deviated septum and epistaxis (nosebleeds) are two common nasal conditions that children may encounter at some point in their lives. When your child’s septum is deviated, nasal passages can be drier, which can cause more frequent nosebleeds.  Although rare, nosebleeds can become chronic or have an underlying cause. For these conditions, it is important to  Continue Reading »

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