Painful ear infections are a rite of passage for children ? by the age of five, nearly every child has experienced at least one episode. Most ear infections either resolve on their own or are effectively treated with antibiotics. But sometimes, ear infections and/or fluid in the middle ear may become a chronic problem leading to other issues such as hearing loss, behavior, and speech problems. In these cases, insertion of an ear tube by an ear, nose, and throat physician may be considered.
Hearing challenges present themselves in different ways, especially with regards to children and adults. C?mon, we all remember the frustration we felt when asked to repeat ourselves to our grandparent or neighbor once again (for the fourth time!!!)?but what about that baby who is seemingly so content and happy but also quiet because he misses half of what is being said around him?.or what about the child who does not laugh at his friend?s joke