Once a child has been diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, the child’s family is often faced with questions and decisions they do not feel equipped to address. The Hearing Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a multidisciplinary team approach to supporting our patients and families navigate this process.
The Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders Clinic (formerly the Combined Airway Clinic) utilizes a multidisciplinary and coordinated approach to care for children with chronic and complex disorders of the upper airway (pharynx and larynx), the lower airway (trachea, bronchi, and lungs), and upper digestive tract (esophagus and stomach).
The Rhinology Clinic caters to children of all ages with sinonasal problems. From children with persistent congestion, nasal obstruction, nose bleeds and recurrent sinus infections to those with nasal tumors, the Rhinology Clinic specializes in diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.
Excessive drooling can be a problem both medically and socially for children with complex medical issues. Our Salivary Gland Disorders Clinic provides a comprehensive approach to evaluation and surgical management for these disorders when the drooling has not responded to treatment. Our team works closely with each family to determine the best treatment plan for their child. Surgical treatment options are available depending on the specific cause of the excessive drooling, resulting in decreased drooling and increased oral health.
The Voice and Swallowing Disorder Clinic is a multidisciplinary evaluation clinic for children with voice, swallowing and concern for paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction difficulties. Pediatric otolaryngologists and speech-language pathologists are key members of this clinic. They, along with ancillary health care providers from many different specialties, work together to diagnose and treat patients.