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Ears, Nose, Throat/Speech & Hearing

Get info on health problems that can affect the ears, nose, or throat.

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Test

An auditory brainstem response (ABR) test is a safe and painless test that gives health care providers information about possible hearing loss.

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)

Some kids have hearing loss due to auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD), a problem in the transmission of sound from the inner ear to the brain.

Auditory Processing Disorder

Kids with APD can't process what they hear as other kids do, because their ears and brain don't fully coordinate. But early diagnosis and therapy can improve their hearing skills.

Can Chronic Ear Infections Cause Long-Term Hearing Loss?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Cochlear Implants

Sometimes called a "bionic ear," the cochlear implant can restore hearing for many kinds of hearing loss.

Dealing With Earwax

Earwax helps protect the eardrum and fight infection. Parents shouldn't attempt to remove earwax at home, as doing so risks damage to the ear canal and, possibly, a child's hearing.

Ear Injuries

Ear injuries not only can affect a child's hearing, but sense of balance, too. That's because our ears also help keep us steady on our feet.

Eardrum Injuries

A "popped" eardrum is more than just painful - it can sometimes lead to hearing loss. Learn about eardrum injuries and how to prevent them.

Ears

Hearing may be the ears' main job, but it's not all they do. Learn all about the ears in this Body Basics article.