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An auditory brainstem response (ABR) test is a safe and painless test that gives health care providers information about possible hearing loss.
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.
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.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Sometimes called a "bionic ear," the cochlear implant can restore hearing for many kinds of hearing loss.
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 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.
A "popped" eardrum is more than just painful - it can sometimes lead to hearing loss. Learn about eardrum injuries and how to prevent them.
Hearing may be the ears' main job, but it's not all they do. Learn all about the ears in this Body Basics article.