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What patients and families need to know
Ear, Nose and Throat
Hearing loss can be categorized by many different types: sensorineural, conductive and mixed. Hearing loss can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired. Learn more about the types of hearing loss.
There are many different types of hearing tests that can be used to evaluate your child's hearing. Learn about the types of hearing tests used for children of different ages.
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor, or “noisy breathing” in infants. It is caused by redundancy of the tissue above the vocal cords. Learn more about this condition.
Lymphadenopathy is the term for swelling of the lymph nodes — the bean-shaped organs found in the underarm, groin, neck, chest and abdomen that act as filters for the lymph fluid as it circulates through the body.
There are many conditions involving lymphatic masses that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Learn more about these conditions.
Neck masses in children often involve the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system and functions to fight disease and infections. Learn more about this condition.
Early intervention and detection of hearing loss is necessary to prevent additional problems with speech and language development. Learn more about how to manage hearing loss for your child.
Mastoiditis is an inflammation or infection of the mastoid bone, which is a portion of the temporal bone. Learn more about this condition.
Myringotomy tubes (also called ear tubes) are small tubes that are surgically placed into yourchild's eardrum by an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. The tubes are placed to help drainthe fluid out of the middle ear in order to reduce the risk of earinfections. Learn more about this treatment.
Neck masses are common problems in infants and children. Although a neck mass can involve other structures in the head and neck area, most are benign (non-cancerous). Learn about this condition.