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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Auditory Processing Disorder: Understanding the ABCs of APD

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Turn It Down: Ear Buds and Hearing Loss

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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

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Helping Your Child Adjust To Hearing Aids

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Each year, thousands of school-aged children and newborn babies are diagnosed with some degree of hearing loss. For many of these kids, hearing aids will become the gateway to the world of sounds around them. Read More

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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Recovery Tips: How To Ease the Pain

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If your child is noted to have large tonsils and adenoids by an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist and has a history of snoring, mouth breathing sleeping, restlessly, gasping or pausing in their sleep, then it may be recommended to have a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. Read More

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What Kind of Stuff Clears up a Stuffy Nose?

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