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Posted by: Gregory D. Pearson, MD on Nov 06, 2019

Ear differences such as prominent ears, small/underdeveloped ears and skin tags can cause worry and distress. As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I often hear questions from parents related to hearing and surgery – here are some of the common ones.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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What Are Cochlear Implants and How Do They Help a Child’s Hearing?

Jan 31, 2019

What is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is a device implanted into the inner ear to directly stimulate the hearing nerve. Cochlear implants may be needed when hearing aids no longer work for a child. Read More

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How Adenoid Removal May Help Your Child's Chronic Runny Nose

Feb 13, 2018

It’s not unusual to see a kid with a stuffy, runny nose or a child with an ear infection. However, these symptoms can also be due to a blockage of the nose due to an enlarged adenoid, which could require additional care. Read More

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Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Dec 28, 2017

For the past three years we have saved a slot on our calendar to list the top 10 posts of the year. In 2017, we shared year-over-year favorites, trending and newsworthy topics and told you about new initiatives. Read More

Auditory Processing Disorder: Understanding the ABCs of APD

Oct 12, 2017

Auditory Processing Disorder is a disorder of the auditory system which causes a disruption in the way an individual’s brain understands what they are hearing. This means that someone with APD does not have hearing loss, despite showing difficulty with hearing-related tasks. Read More

Hearing Screening at School: What to Expect if Your Child Gets Tested

Oct 03, 2017

The majority of children with congenital hearing loss will have the impairment identified at birth by a newborn screening, which has become a standard of care in hospitals nationwide. However, some types of hearing loss may not become evident until later in childhood. Read More

Sore Throat Spectrum: Runny Nose to Strep and Everything in Between

Mar 13, 2017

Sore throat can occur on its own, for multiple reasons, or it can be the sign of another illness. So, how do you know if your child should see a doctor? Read More

Ear Tube Removal: Is it Necessary?

Feb 24, 2017

One of the most common surgical procedures in children is the placement of tubes within the eardrum, also known as tympanostomy tubes. Common reasons for initial tube placement include recurrent, acute ear infections or persistent middle-ear fluid which fails to clear over time. Read More

Turn It Down: Ear Buds and Hearing Loss

Mar 31, 2016

Listen up! The latest research suggests that 97% of children have used a mobile device. Most of these children before the age of one! With this finding, the chances are pretty good that they have also used these devices with earbuds. Read More