The functioning of the Eustachian tube in children up to 3 years is worse, and therefore hearing and developmental consequences may occur.
Child pathology has a variability depending on the time of year where we are. In winter, the most common are tonsillitis, laryngitis and otitis. During the summer, we see the problems that are external otitis and also problems related to allergies or allergic rhinitis in spring. A simple visit with an ENT specialist and an audiologist experienced pediatric otolaryngologist give us a correct diagnosis and treatment.
Hearing problems in children, why do they occur?
We know that the ventilation of the ear is critical to proper operation of the ventilation and that he comes to the ear through conduits linking it to his nose (eustachian tube).
This function ventilation tube or said, has characteristics in infants and children under two to three years ago that works worse (tubal dysfunction) and this leads to poor ventilation of the ear and thus in a higher incidence of otitis mucous half, ie, more mucus and lower ear hearing.
Detect hearing problems in children
Symptoms of hearing loss in children are sometimes silent, according to experts in otolaryngology. Few children who complain of hearing little or hear evil and so if we are not careful may be months before they notice the parents or school. Some of the warning signs are:
• Delayed language learning• mispronunciation of some phonemes• absorbed or very confused boy with a tendency to withdraw or• They say "huh?" and ask often raise the volume on the TV
We must know what our children's hearing as this guarantees a correct development of language in these ages. This is achieved with school reviews, Pediatricians and otolaryngologists.
That said, hearing protection and hearing is achieved by preventing or treating upper respiratory tract infections before they affect the ear and do especially in patients with associated risk factors.