The most commonly encountered children’s ENT-disease are sinusitis, otitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, tracheitis, adenoids, sore throat, tonsillitis, cerumen plug, pharyngitis and respiratory tract inflammations.
In Verdi Clinic, pediatric otolaryngologist is a highly qualified specialist, who deals with a preventive care or ear, nose and throat (ENT).
Pediatric ENT-specialist significantly differs from otolaryngologist for adult patients, since prior to diagnosing, he or she should follow individual psychological approach to each young patient in order to gain their trust and sympathy. No less important factor is the technological base the clinic has for treatment of children’s ENT diseases.
The pediatric otolaryngologist in Verdi Clinic uses a bio laser unit for treatment of children’s ENT diseases: unit is a perfect painless and efficient alternative to conservative treatment. Of course, not each pediatric ENT doctor in Kiev has skills and experience in using such equipment.
In case of complaints on hearing loss there is an opportunity to do audiometry. Learn more about audiometry procedure here.
Besides, a patient may undergo all medical tests, necessary for identifying proper diagnosing, then and there in the clinic, because Verdi Clinic has own opportunities for laboratory assessment.
Verdi Clinic recommends having your child to visit the ENT specialist for preventive examination no less than four times a year. Such routine checkups help to reduce possibility of diseases of ENT organs or identify them at early stages.
Why is competent choice of hearing aid so important in correcting hearing impairment? Only properly selected equipment will improve hearing without any risk of making it even worse. Hearing aids are selected individually considering patient’s needs and exist in a great variety of types. Moreover, each of them has certain contra-indications.
For example, In-the-Canal (ITC) aid is unacceptable if patient has ear infections, and having problems with fine motor skills, definitely makes In-the-Ear (ITE) aids a wrong choice.
Therefore, it is necessary to consider the type of disorder, its course, and patient’s physical characteristics.
Choosing the right hearing aids is very individual process, and allows of no universal [average] approach.
Doctor will determine:
1) what is the degree of hearing loss, is it unilateral or bilateral;
2) which disease causes hearing loss, what is the further prognosis;
3) whether there are any concurrent conditions [associated diseases]. It is important because certain diseases restrict the use of hearing aids. They include first of all various convulsive states, such as epilepsy, when wearing hearing aids is absolutely contraindicated;
4) what the patient’s needs and lifestyle are, what he expects from his hearing aid. Yes, these are very important factors, for people with active lifestyles better use smaller devices that nevertheless provide good sound clarity.
Upon consulting, doctor will offer patient to choose from several types of hearing aids that match individual technical requirements, preferences on cost, color, and design.
Some devices have several operational modes for different situations. There are devices with manual or automatic volume adjustment, control, programmable and non-programmable. All the options available in various hearing instruments naturally affect their cost and appearance.
Consulting otolaryngologist in Dental Verdi Clinic shall help you to complete this difficult, laborious, and serious process of choosing hearing aids, and to become a happy owner of device that’s right for you.
Adults and pediatric otolaryngologists in Dental Verdi Family Clinic select hearing aids on the basis on audiometry tests results.
Audiometry tests help otolaryngologist to define the cause of hearing loss and to diagnose, in particular; to identify hearing problems at early stages, any ear pathologies or mechanical damages.
This examination technique is painless and has no side effects, therefore children tolerate it easily.
Common causes of hearing loss include:
- Acoustic trauma
- Persistent ear infections
- Inner ear disorders
- Head injury
- Genetic predisposition (inherited conditions)
- Side effects from medications
- Occupational deafness
- Ruptured eardrum
Audiometry is done by the special equipment, audiometer with earphones attached to it. Examination and diagnosing have to be done by experienced and highly professional otolaryngologist with good reputation.
Adult and pediatric ENT-specialists from Dental Verdi Clinic will professionally test your hearing with audiometer and prescribe treatment depending on its results.
Note that the selection of hearing aids and their setting also better be done on the basis of audiometry test results.