Patient Education

For your personal use, we have created a link below to the American Academy of Otolaryngology extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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... Child's Hearing Loss Cholesteatoma Cochlear Implants Ear Plastic Surgery Ear Tubes Earaches Ears and Altitude Earwax Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Better Ear Health Buying a Hearing Aid Child Screening Chronic Otitis Media Cochlear-Meningitis Vaccination Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems Ear Infection and Vaccines Your Genes and Hearing Loss How the Ear Works Hyperacusis Know the Power of Sound Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children Pediatric Obesity What You Should Know About Otosclerosis When Your Child Has Tinnitus Why Do Children Have Earaches...

Does My Child Need Ear Tube Surgery?
...Also, if your child is dealing with muffled hearing or any hearing loss due to fluid build-up in the middle ear, then ear tubes may be beneficial...

How To Heal An Ear Infection
... There are some obvious signs and symptoms of an ear infection to look out for, including: Pulling, tugging, and scratching the ears Ear pain and pressure, especially when lying down A fever at or over 100 degrees Drainage coming out of the ears Balance and hearing difficulties Headaches and appetite loss Difficulty falling asleep due to pain For mild ear infections, you can sometimes get relief if you: Take over-the-counter pain medication Place a warm, moist towel over your ear For moderate to severe ear infections that aren’t relieved with simple home remedies, you need to visit your ENT specialist, who may recommend: Antibiotics to kill the underlying bacteria and relieve the infection Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications to relieve pain and pressure If your child has recurrent ear infections, your ENT specialist may also recommend placing ear tubes in your child’s ears...

Earaches
... Are ear tubes recommended for preventing ear infections...

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