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Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids

More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports.

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A Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health

Your child has an earache. After your first visit to a physician you may hear some of the following terms related to the diagnosis and treatment of this common childhood disorder.

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Before, During, & After Implant Surgery

What happens before surgery? What happens during surgery? What happens after surgery? How can I help my child receive the most benefit from their cochlear implant? What can I expect a cochlear implant to achieve in my child? Can a patient hear immediately after the operation?

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Hearing Disorders and Deafness

It's frustrating to be unable to hear well enough to enjoy talking with friends or family. Hearing disorders make it hard, but not impossible, to hear. They can often be helped. Deafness can keep you from hearing sound at all. What causes hearing loss? Some possibilities are:

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Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Ear Infection

Children seem particularly prone to ear infections, but there are things parents can do to help lower a child's risk.

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