Ear Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

    Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

    Is there anything I can do to prevent swimmer’s ear?

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  • Her Ears Are Different!

    Her Ears Are Different!

    Babies hear dramatically different things in their two different ears, according to a startling study published in the September 10, 2004 Science. This could change our understanding of the fundamentals of hearing.

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  • Can She Hear Me?

    Can She Hear Me?

    Most babies with hearing loss are not diagnosed until they are 1½ to 3 years old, unless a routine screening hearing test is done. These simple tests are recommended for all babies. However, about 1 out of 3 babies in the U.S. did not receive a screening hearing test during the last full year of […]

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  • High-dose Amoxicillin

    High-dose Amoxicillin

    My 26-month-old, 26-pound daughter was diagnosed as having an ear infection. Her doctor put her on amoxicillin–500 mg, twice a day. Everyone is telling me that 1000 mg per day is an awful lot. What do you think?

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  • Deafness

    Deafness: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hearing loss, Conductive hearing loss, Sensorineural hearing loss Introduction to deafness: In that first golden moment when you gazed at your baby in the delivery room, he was already beginning an amazing journey of learning. And how do children learn? They take in the world by using their five senses. The sight of […]

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  • Ear Check Monitor

    EarCheck Monitor

    Can you tell me about the new EarCheck monitor and how it works?

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  • Flying and Infant Hearing Loss

    Flying and Infant Hearing Loss

    Dr. Greene, I am flying with my 3 month old. I heard that it can damage the baby’s hearing. Is that true? What can I do to help soothe her during take off and landing?

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  • Cotton Swabs and Ear Performations

    Cotton Swabs and Ear Performations

    I heard from a reader about an extremely common practice that most of us have been warned never to do: My wife was cleaning our three-year old daughter’s ear with a cotton swab. She turned into the swab causing it to penetrate her ear causing bleeding. How severe can this be? She doesn’t seem to […]

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  • Do Earaches need Antibiotics?

    Do Earaches need Antibiotics?

    Dear Dr. Greene, Our 5 year old son seems to get a lot of ear infections. Can you tell me in plain English, not in medical terms that no one else can understand; what’s the difference between an ear…

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  • Baby Sign Language

    Baby Sign Language

    I’ve heard of using “baby sign language” – even with hearing kids. Does it work? Does it help? Thanks so much for your input.

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