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Category Archives: Ears

Blogs about conditions and treatments involving the ears.

Is My Baby’s Ear Infection Contagious?

Written on December 28, 2022 at 3:09 pm, by

Ear infections in babies are not contagious, but some of the conditions that cause ear infections can be spread to other people. Ear infections are a common illness that often results from mucus or fluid in the eustachian tube, the connecting channel between the middle ear and the back of the nose. Young children and  Continue Reading »

When to Take Your Child to a Pediatric ENT

Written on November 21, 2022 at 7:08 pm, by

When your child is experiencing a medical issue, it can be confusing to know when to consult a pediatric ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor. Will the problem resolve on its own, or do they need medical intervention? There are issues that might require a diagnosis and treatment by a professional, and we’re here to  Continue Reading »

Top Causes of Non-Congenital Hearing Loss in Children

Written on October 20, 2022 at 6:01 pm, by

Non-congenital hearing loss in children can be caused by external factors, illness, or trauma. This type of hearing loss is not genetic and occurs after birth, which is why it’s commonly referred to as acquired hearing loss. There are a variety of methods to treat acquired hearing loss, including a few surgical procedures that provide  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

7 Ways To Avoid Swimmer’s Ear This Summer

Written on June 11, 2020 at 11:30 pm, by

While the COVID-19 pandemic is unpredictable, we are confident that our practice 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 and have been establishing additional sanitation procedures as needed to ensure the safety of our staff and patients.   Continue Reading »

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