At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying special attention to both their physical and emotional needs. Here are some of the particular treatments we use to care for our patients.
Early intervention and detection of hearing loss is necessary to prevent additional problems with speech and language development. A health care team approach is normally used when a child is diagnosed with some degree of hearing loss.
Hearing aids are electronic or battery-operated devices that can amplify and change sound. A microphone receives the sound and converts it into sound waves. The sound waves are then converted into electrical signals.
The purpose of endoscopic sinus surgery is to open the passages of the sinuses allowing for proper drainage to the nose. It is called an endoscopic procedure because the doctor uses an endoscope (a small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end) to view the inside of the nose.
Our Otolaryngology team performs 50 pediatric implantations each year.