Question: I am nervous, wondering why my doctor suggested a hearing test for my 2-year-old when she has speech delay. Answer: The first line of intervention for speech delay is to rule out hearing loss as a contributing factor. Recurrent middle ear fluid or infection can temporarily impact a child’s ability to hear the sounds […]Read More
Do you have anything to keep water out of my child’s ears while swimming?
Question: Do you have anything to keep water out of my child’s ears while swimming? The generic devices are not effective. Answer: Yes, we routinely make swim molds for both children and adults. Our doctors are skilled at making them using soft silicone, which provides the best seal from water entry into the ear canal […]Read More
What is the best treatment for recurrent ear infections in children?
Question: What is the best treatment for recurrent ear infections in children? Answer: Your pediatrician may share with you that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a “wait and watch” approach because many mild ear infections will resolve on their own without antibiotics. There is some concern for over-prescribing antibiotics at a young age as […]Read More