National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. From earaches to choking hazards, kids can suffer from a variety of ailments that require prompt diagnosis and treatment. For more information on a number of kids ENT health-related issues, visit ENThealth.org.
12%-15% of American school-aged children have some degree of hearing deficit attributable to noise exposure. Learn more & support KidsENT Health Month.
Activities that can put kids in danger for noise-induced hearing loss include target shooting/hunting, snowmobile riding, listening to music/gaming devices at high volume through earbuds/headphones, playing in a band, or attending loud concerts.
Noise-induced hearing loss is completely preventable! Find out more.
Use hearing protection for young children in environments where they are exposed to loud noise, like sporting events and concerts. Read more about noise-induced hearing loss in kids.