Childhood hearing loss, whether congenital or acquired, can be worrisome for parents. Connecticut Children’s otolaryngologists have the expertise to diagnose and manage childhood hearing disorders, and work closely with our pediatric audiologists to help educate parents and families about hearing loss, treatment options, and other therapies.
There are many causes of childhood hearing loss, from a simple inflammation of the middle ear to complex malformations of the inner ear. Genetic factors commonly play a role in childhood hearing impairment. Our physicians may recommend genetic testing at Connecticut Children’s to provide insight into the cause of your child’s hearing loss.
Children with hearing loss benefit from early detection and intervention. Some hearing loss may be corrected with use of a hearing aids or surgery. Connecticut Children’s ENT physicians can provide diagnoses and will help determine what the best course of treatment is for your child.