Q. At what age hearing loss can be detected?+
Nowadays, hearing loss can be detected even at birth with the help of objective tests like OAE which is available in our deptt.
Q. If your child does not speak and hear since birth, what is the best possible management?+
If your child aged <3 years does not speak and hear since birth, best possible treatment is Cochlear implantation. Cochlear implantation should be done as early as possible to rehabilitate the child to near normal in case of deaf and dumb children <5 years of age.
Q. If you notice progressive decrease in hearing of your child, what should be done?+
Show your child to ENT specialist as your child may be having serous otitis media which is a treatable condition.
Q. What is the minimum age for Cochlear implantation at present?+
Nowadays, Cochlear implantation is being done at the earliest age of 9 months and the implant lasts for life long.
Q. If the child breaths from mouth, gets recurrent sore throat attack and snores at night, what is the most probable diagnosis?+
Most probable diagnosis is Chronic adenotonsillitis,the most common cause for Obstructive sleep apnea in children.
Q. What should be done if you have hoarseness of voice lasting for >2 weeks?+
Get yourself examined by an ENT specialist as u may be having vocal polyp which can be treated by MLS.