Making Your Home Healthier for Your Ear, Nose and Throat
Hi, my name is Kate, and I want to welcome you to my blog. If you or your children have been having ear, nose and throat (ENT) issues, I hope the facts and posts in this space will help you. A few years ago, my son was suffering from chronic respiratory issues as well as ear infections, and we were spending a lot of the time with the ENT specialist. Ultimately, our specialist told us we needed to figure out the root of the problem. Through some research, we realised our home had mould which was weakening our son's immune system and causing these ENT infections to happen regularly. I want to help other families in the same situation so I created this blog about making your home healthier.
Parents often find themselves worried about their children's health at some point. One of the common health issues many children experience is recurrent middle ear infections, which can cause hearing loss. If your child is experiencing this issue, their doctor may suggest a surgical solution called grommet insertion. This post discusses what child grommets surgery is, why it might be necessary, the procedure, and what to expect afterward.
What Is Child Grommets Surgery?
When you want to identify hearing loss and the type you're suffering from, a hearing test is often your first option. You may schedule this via your local ENT team, or your GP could refer you to an audiologist. In either case, there are some ways you can prepare for your test.
Be Honest About Key Events
As with any other area of medicine, giving your clinical team the right information makes it easier for them to form a diagnosis.
Toddlers have a wonderful curiosity about the world around them. Unfortunately this can extend to the extraction of necessary devices such as hearing aids. Luckily this is a common issue and there are some great solutions that you can use to keep the hearing aids firmly in place so they can do their job.
The tape often used to secure wigs and toupees in place can be cut to size and used to secure hearing aids in place.
Moisture build-up from daily activities such as exercising can shorten the expected lifespan of your behind-the-ear hearing aids by damaging the battery compartment, microphone or receiver. Here's an overview of how to spot moisture damage, what you can do to avoid it and how to dry out your hearing aids if they are exposed to moisture.
4 Signs of Moisture Damage
Your behind-the-ear hearing aids may be experiencing moisture damage if you notice any of the following: