Ear, nose and throat problems are very common in young children and adolescents. 83% of children will have at least one ear infection before they even turn three. Some of the problems are preventable or treatable if contracted and some are not. Let’s go over some of these.
Ear Ear problems are the most well known condition; from ear infections to hearing loss. 60% of children who have hearing loss can be attributed to their genes. However, 30% is because of infections while in the womb, environmental causes or because of a complication after birth. There are three types of hearing loss:
- Conductive hearing loss This type can often be corrected medically or surgically.
- Sensorineural hearing loss This type is the most common