Hearing disorders

Hearing disorders in children that have not been diagnosed in a timely fashion may have serious consequences.

There are two types of disorders: first, transmissive hearing loss in which an accumulation of earwax causes an infection in the middle ear or otitis which prevents sound waves from passing through the ear. An exam is carried out to determine what course of treatment to follow.

The second type of disorder is neurosensorial hearing loss which occurs when the auditory nerve in the inner ear is damaged. With this type of hearing loss a hearing aid should be used as soon as possible and, if deafness occurs, the patient should receive a cochlear implant.



Ear, Nose and Throat Operations for Children