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  • What Is an Ear Infection? for Kids


    A middle ear infection happens when germs like bacteria and viruses get in your middle ear and cause trouble. Read this article to find out more.

  • Ear Injuries for Parents


    Ear injuries not only can affect a child's hearing, but sense of balance too. That's because our ears also help keep us steady on our feet.

  • Going to the Audiologist for Kids


    When a kid has trouble hearing, an audiologist can help. That's a person specially trained to understand how hearing works and to help kids who don't hear normally.

  • Cholesteatoma for Parents


    A cholesteatoma is a growth behind the eardrum that can damage the bones of the middle ear. Treating it can help prevent hearing loss.

  • Word! Tympanogram for Kids


    Tympanic membrane is the fancy name for eardrum, so when a doctor wants to find out how your eardrum is working, he or she may get a tympanogram.

  • Ears for Teens


    Hearing is their main job, but it's not all your ears do. Find out all about them in this body basics article for teens.

  • Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa) for Parents


    Swimmer's ear is an infection of the ear canal caused by many types of bacteria or fungi. Find out how to prevent it.

  • All About Your Senses: Experiments to Try for Kids


    Need a science project, or just looking for something fun to do? These experiments reveal the way your body works. Check with a grown-up first because some will require help from an adult.

  • Hearing Impairment for Teens


    Hearing impairment occurs when there's a problem with or damage to one or more parts of the ear. Find out its causes and what can be done to help correct it.

  • Sight, Speech & Hearing for Teens


    This section has information on health problems that can affect a person's ability to see, speak, or hear.