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Sight, Speech & Hearing

Can Loud Music Hurt My Ears?
Loud music can cause temporary and permanent hearing loss. Learn how to protect your ears so you won't be saying, "Huh? What did you say?"

Did you ever hear someone say, "I lost my voice"? Did you think: "What did you do with it?" The person might have laryngitis.

What's Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss happens when there is a problem with one or more parts of the ear or ears. Someone who has hearing loss may be able to hear some sounds or nothing at all. To learn more, read this article for kids.

Do you or does someone you know ever have a hard time getting words out? Get the whole story on stuttering and other speech problems in this article for kids.

Kids who can't see, or can't see well, learn to live without using their eyes. To learn more about visual impairment and what causes it, read our article for kids.

Seeing Your Way Through Strabismus
Strabismus is when someone's eyes don't look straight ahead. It might look as if the person has one crossed eye. Find out more in this article for kids.

Hearing Impairment: Advice From Kristin
What's it like to have trouble hearing? Kristin can tell you. Find out more in this article for kids.

Going to the Audiologist
When a kid has trouble hearing, an audiologist can help. That's a person specially trained to understand how hearing works and to help kids who don't hear normally.

Perforated Eardrum
The eardrum in your ear can get a hole in it. Find out how in this article for kids.

Video: What It's Like to Be Color Blind
Being color blind doesn't mean the world is in black and white. Watch this video and find out more.

Oh my, is that a stye? Find out what to do about these eyelid bumps.

Corneal Abrasions
Did you know you can scratch your cornea? Find out how it can happen and be amazed at how quickly it usually heals.

I Was Born Blind: Julia's Story
What does it mean to be blind? Julia explains how she learns and plays even though she has vision problems.