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Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

How hearing ability can affect your child’s development

Babies hear and listen from the moment they are born. They may recognize their mother’s voice right away from having heard it before birth. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, two or three children of every 1,000 in the U.S. are born deaf or hard-of-hearing.

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Speech and language development depend on hearing, and babies should have a hearing screening before they are a month old. If your child has hearing loss, it is important to consider the use of hearing devices and other communication options by age 6 months.

How our clinic and research can help your child

Otolaryngologists at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as conditions that affect the head and neck. Whether your child has an ear infection, tonsillitis or a sinus disease, we are here to help. Ask your doctor for a referral, or call 612-365-8300 to make an appointment.

Does your child have a more complex condition? You can trust your child to the surgeons at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. They performed Minnesota’s first pediatric cochlear implant (surgically placed device that helps children with severe or profound hearing loss) as well as the first bilateral (both ears) cochlear implant surgery on the world’s youngest patient—a 6-month-old. Our affiliation with the University of Minnesota and Lions International (Lions Children's Hearing and ENT Clinic) makes it possible for us to offer the latest treatments to our patients.

We treat many ear, head and neck conditions

You can count on us to help your child and you. Why? In part, because we are experts in treating the broadest variety of conditions, including:
Adenoiditis
Bilateral cochlear and cochlear implants Birth defects
Brain tumors
Chronic rhinitis
Cleft lip and/or palate
Dysphagia
Dysphonia
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Head and neck cancer
Headaches
Hearing loss
Laryngeal cancer
Melanoma
Ménière’s disease
Meningitis
Nasal and sinus problems
Neck pain
Oral cancer
Otitis
Sinusitis
Sjogren’s syndrome

Sleep disorders
Sore/strep throat
Throat cancer
Thyroid cancer
Tinnitus
Tonsillitis
Trauma-related injuries
Usher syndrome
Vascular malformations
Vertigo
Vestibular balance disorders
Voice problems
 

Talk to us about these programs and services
  • Bilateral cochlear and cochlear implants
  • Bone-anchored hearing aids
  • Cleft lip and/or palate repair
  • Cosmetic procedures and surgery
  • Craniofacial skull base surgery
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Eustachian tubes
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Implantable electronic hearing devices
  • Laryngeal surgery
  • Microtia and microvascular repair or reconstruction
  • Plastic/reconstructive surgery
     

Meet your care team

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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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