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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Ears, Nose, Throat/Speech & Hearing

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

A to Z: Hearing Loss, Conductive

Learn about causes of hearing loss and conditions that can affect the outer ear and middle ear.

A to Z: Hearing Loss, Mixed

Learn about causes of hearing loss and conditions that can affect the ear and auditory nerve.

A to Z: Hearing Loss, Neural

Learn about causes of hearing loss and conditions that can affect the auditory nerve.

A to Z: Hearing Loss, Perceptive

See: Hearing Loss, Sensorineural.

A to Z: Hearing Loss, Sensorineural

Learn about causes of hearing loss and conditions that can affect the inner ear and auditory nerve.

A to Z: Impacted Cerumen

Learn more about imnpacted earwax build-up, which can cause temporary hearing loss and ear pain.

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.