Posted by: Krista Winner, AuD, CCC-A , Sarabeth Mills-Wolf, AuD on May 02, 2023

Hearing loss occurs when a person cannot access sounds within the normal hearing range in both ears. The degree or severity of the hearing loss can vary from person to person depending on the cause.

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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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Tongue Tie: Breastfeeding, Speech and a Tethered Tongue

Mar 04, 2020

Tongue tie is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions affecting an infant’s ability to feed and is often implicated as a potential cause for speech delay. Read More

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Ear Infections: Why Kids May Not Need 10 Days of Antibiotics

Feb 04, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their recommendations for treating childhood ear infections in 2013. The current guideline states that a full ten days of antibiotics may not be necessary for children over two years of age with non-severe ear infections. Read More

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Prominent Ears, Small Ears and Skin Tags: When is Surgery Necessary for an Ear Condition?

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. Read More


When to Take Your Child to an ENT

Mar 21, 2019

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists can play an important role in a child’s care and treat a variety of conditions. Here are guidelines to help parents make decisions about when their child should see an ENT. Read More


Snoring: When to be Concerned?

Feb 07, 2019

If your child is snoring, there may be treatments to help address the problem. The most common reasons for snoring in children are enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Read More

Cochlear Implants

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