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When to Take Your Child to a Pediatric ENT

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

7 Ways To Avoid Swimmer’s Ear This Summer

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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