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Ear, Nose and Throat

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be categorized by many different types. Two types of hearing loss are sensorineural and conductive. Both types of hearing loss can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired.

Hearing Tests

In order to evaluate your child's hearing, your child's physician will perform a complete medical history and physical examination. In addition, there are many different types of hearing tests that can be used to check your child's hearing. Some of them may be used on all ages, while others are used based on your child's age and level of understanding.

Lymphadenopathy

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.

Lymphatic Masses

There are many conditions involving lymphatic masses that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.

Lymphatic System

Neck masses in children often involve the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system and functions to fight disease and infections.

Management of Hearing Loss

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.

Mastoiditis

Mastoiditis is an inflammation or infection of the mastoid bone, which is a portion of the temporal bone.

Myringotomy Tubes

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.

Neck Masses

Neck masses are common problems in infants and children.