Pediatrics

Signs your child might have hearing loss

(HealthDay)—"Put your listening ears on!" frustrated parents often say. But some kids aren't deliberately tuning out Mom and Dad—they really can't hear them.

Health

More ear infections in teens with smoker at home

Family members who smoke are more apt to feel it is OK to smoke indoors as their children get older. But in households with secondhand smoke, children between 12 and 17 are 1.67 times more prone to have recurrent ear infections ...

Health

Secondhand smoke laws may reduce childhood ear infections

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues from Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society have found that a reduction in secondhand smoking in American homes was associated with fewer cases of otitis ...

Health

Trend reversal: Big drop in kids' ear infections

(AP) -- Ear infections, a scourge that has left countless tots screaming through the night, have fallen dramatically, and some researchers suggest a decline in smoking by parents might be part of the reason.

Medical research

Sound deprivation leads to irreversible hearing loss

Massachusetts Eye and Ear investigators have shown that sound deprivation in adult mice causes irreversible damage to the inner ear. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss, such ...

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