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Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing loss in children is a common problem that encompasses a broad differential diagnosis. Knowledge of normal auditory developmental milestones, risk factors and common causes of hearing loss are essential in managing the child with hearing loss. Early intervention is important in preventing delays in speech and language development. The incidence of hearing loss (moderate …

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A cure for childhood ear infections

A recent article from the website “Machines like us” talks about a “cure for childhood ear infections”. Here’s an excerpt: The sleepless nights families face when painful ear infections strike kids may be over if a researcher associated with The University of Western Australia has her way….

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ADHD and Snoring

This article looks at the link between ADHD and snoring (poor sleep). Here’s an excerpt: A relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children and adolescents has been suggested by some authors. Yet, this topic remains highly controversial in the literature. A…

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Sleeping Better

Interested in sleeping better? Here’s a nice post on the science of sleeping, the importance of sleep and how to get a good night’s sleep. Worth a read. Here’s an excerpt: On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be…

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Do patients use their Hearing Aids?

An interesting article examining strategies that may increase the use of prescribed hearing aids. Those of you with hearing loss or those who have family members that use hearing aids may find it useful. Here’s an excerpt: WHY AREN’T YOU WEARING YOUR HEARING AIDS? Sorry for shouting;…

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Noise exposure in Children and Teenagers

A recent article discusses the guidelines for limiting noise exposure in children and teenagers. Here’s an excerpt: Hearing plays an essential role in communication, speech and language development, and learning. Even a small amount of hearing loss can have profound, negative effects on speech, language comprehension, communication,…