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Expert Pediatric ENT Doctors Discuss the History of Cochlear Implants

Written on February 11, 2020 at 7:07 pm, by

Often referred to as a “more powerful hearing aid” or “bionic ear,” cochlear implants have given those with severe hearing loss the gift of a renewed sense of sound. While not everybody is a candidate for the procedure, it has certainly provided a breakthrough in medicine, especially for those who have benefitted from gaining their  Continue Reading »

What To Do About Chronic Ear Infections in Children

Written on January 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm, by

According to the NIH, five out of every six kids have at least one ear infection by their fifth birthday. Ear infections are so common in children and babies that they account for more visits to the pediatrician than any other single ailment. Doctors refer to ear infections as “otitis media,” which means an infection  Continue Reading »

What Is Epistaxis?

Written on December 31, 2019 at 8:51 pm, by

Did you know there’s a medical term for a nosebleed? It’s called epistaxis and can occur spontaneously in the front part of the nose close to the nostrils –the part closest to the location of blood vessels which can be damaged easily. And yes, nosebleeds can be common in children and can typically be handled  Continue Reading »

Signs And Symptoms That Your Child Has Chronic Sinusitis

Written on December 26, 2019 at 10:08 pm, by

If your child’s sinuses are healthy, they are normally filled with air. But common Birmingham allergens or a bad cold can cause them to become full of mucus which can allow bacteria to grow, resulting in a sinus infection. Sinus infections, however, shouldn’t happen often. If your child seems to be frequently suffering from painful  Continue Reading »

All About Sleep Apnea in Children

Written on November 28, 2019 at 7:58 am, by

Sleep apnea is often thought of as an adult’s condition, but it is something that children can have as well. In the case of children, the cause of sleep apnea is often due to enlarged adenoids or tonsils blocking the airway during sleep. The condition tends to occur most often in overweight children, but anyone  Continue Reading »

When Is It Time For Ear Tubes For Your Child

Written on October 22, 2019 at 10:46 pm, by

Most kids will only experience a few ear infections, if any, in a year. Some children, however, will have chronic ear infections and even have difficulty in hearing or talking normally. Pediatricians may recommend ear tube surgery as a solution to your children’s condition. Here’s what to know about the ear tubes, when to know  Continue Reading »

How to Treat a Child’s Deviated Septum

Written on September 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm, by

Is your child’s breathing noisy and raspy? Do they have a persistent runny nose? Do they snore when they are asleep or breathe with their mouth open? If the answer to all of these questions is “yes,” your child could be suffering from a deviated septum.  The septum is the thin piece of cartilage that  Continue Reading »

What Are Strawberry Birthmarks And When Can They Be Treated?

Written on June 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm, by

Strawberry birthmarks (also known as hemangiomas) are bright red skin spots named for its color, which forms a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels that grow in or under the skin. Although called a birthmark, a hemangioma does not always only appear at birth (usually within a month). It can also manifest when  Continue Reading »

What To Expect After Your Child Gets a Cochlear Implant

Written on April 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm, by

Pediatric otolaryngology programs can give hope to your child by maximizing the impact of a cochlear implant in children on his or her life while providing the most advanced care available. Children all over the world rely on their pediatric cochlear implant, also known as “bionic ear,” to not only improve their ability to sense  Continue Reading »

When Is It Time for an Adenoidectomy?

Written on April 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm, by

It’s no fun having a child who doesn’t feel well, no matter what the cause or symptoms are. And while having adenoids or tonsils removed has been de rigueur for American kids for generations, how do you know when it’s time for your child to undergo this procedure? Pediatric ENT Associates (PENTA) at Children’s of  Continue Reading »

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