5 tips to protect your child’s hearing

While these senses add many wonderful things to a child’s world, it can be very frustrating when something goes wrong with one of them. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, “pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician.”

This month, the experts at Dayton Children’s are taking a look at one specific concern related to ear, nose and throat: hearing loss.

A child losing their favorite Ninja Turtle or Barbie is devastating, but toys can be easily found. Hearing loss on the other hand isn’t something that can be “found” once lost. Hearing loss happens when the tiny hair cells in the inner ear are damaged through seemingly normal activity or behavior, such as attending a rock concert.

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