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Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: Ear Disease. Middle Ear Disease. Hearing Loss. Learning Disabilities.

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Gene Mutations That Cause Hearing Loss Are Discovered.

Author(s): ADVANCE. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 13(45): 28. November 10, 2003. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. 610-278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: English. Abstract: This news article reports on findings by researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) Hearing Research Center. The researchers discovered a set of gene mutations that cause progressive hearing loss. According to the writer, such a discovery should provide significant clues in the hunt to solve the puzzle of acquired hearing loss. The project was partially funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Research. Genetic Research. Acquired Hearing Loss.

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Pediatric Sinusitis.

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003. Availability: Available from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. One Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3357. (703) 836-4444. TTY: (703) 519-1585. Web site: www.entnet.org/kidsent. PRICE: Available free online. Language: English. Abstract: Sinusitis, or sinus infection, in children is marked by such symptoms as coughing, bad breath, crankiness, low energy, and swelling around the eyes, along with thick, yellow nasal drainage. This fact sheet tells parents how to know if their child has sinusitis, how sinusitis is diagnosed by a doctor, and possible treatments for both chronic and acute forms of sinusitis. Subject Category: Hearing. Taste. Smell. Descriptors: Nasal Problems. Children. Pediatric. Adolescents. Teens. Sinusitis. Sinus Infections. Pediatric Sinusitis. Sinus Disorders. Sinuses. Infections.

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A Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health.

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003. Availability: Available from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. One Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3357. (703) 836-4444. TTY: (703) 519-1585. Web site: www.entnet.org/kidsent. PRICE: Available free online. Language: English. Abstract: A trip to the doctor's office can introduce a new and sometimes confusing vocabulary to patients and their family. In order to facilitate communication between parents and a child's doctor, this fact sheet provides a glossary that defines terms that are related to earaches, a common childhood disorder. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Otitis Media. Ear Infections. Infections. Children. Pediatric. Acute Otitis Media. Chronic Otitis Media. Effusion. Bacteria. Antibiotic. Tympanostomy Tubes. Earaches. Middle Ear. Vocabulary. Glossary.

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Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems.

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003. Availability: Available from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. One Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3357. (703)

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836-4444. TTY: (703) 519-1585. Web site: www.entnet.org/kidsent. PRICE: Available free online. Language: English. Abstract: According to the 2000 census, approximately 12 percent of preschoolers were enrolled in day care. A child who is enrolled in a day care center has an increased chance of getting sick because he or she is more likely to be exposed to infections carried by other children. This fact sheet describes a child's risk of exposure to an illness in a day care center as well as smart practices for preventing the spread of an illness. Subject Category: Taste. Smell. Hearing. Descriptors: Day Care Center. Otitis Media. Ear Infections. Infections. Middle Ear. Children. Pediatric. Acute Otitis Media. Chronic Otitis Media. Effusion. Earaches. Upper Respiratory Infections.

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Why Do Children Have Earaches?

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003. Availability: Available from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. One Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3357. (703) 836-4444. TTY: (703) 519-1585. Web site: www.entnet.org/kidsent. PRICE: Available free online. Language: English. Abstract: This fact sheet addresses the question of why children are more prone to earaches than adults are. The role of the eustachian tube, a small passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the middle ear, is described, as well as the differences between chronic and acute otitis media and between otitis media and otitis media with effusion. Common treatments, such as antibiotics and surgery, are detailed, and the concept of antibiotic resistance is introduced. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Otitis Media. Ear Infections. Infections. Middle Ear. Children. Pediatric. Acute Otitis Media. Chronic Otitis Media. Effusion. Bacteria. Antibiotic. Tympanostomy Tubes. Earaches. OtoLAM. Amoxicillin. Azithromyacin.

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Dizziness and Motion Sickness.

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003. Availability: Available from the Vestibular Disorders Association. P.O. Box 13305, Portland, OR 97213. (800) 837-8428. E-mail: veda@vestibular.org. Website: http://www.vestibular.org. PRICE: $3 member, $4 non-member per single copy. Available online at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery http://www.entnet.org/healthinfo/balance/dizziness.cfm. Language: English. Abstract: This pamphlet answers some of the most commonly asked questions about dizziness and motion sickness (vertigo) and discusses physician care as well as strategies for self-management. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Dizziness. Vertigo. Treating Balance Disorders. Seasickness. Inner-Ear Disorder. Middle Ear Problems.

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Connecting the Dots: How Allergies Affect Your Child's Ears,

Nose, and Throat.

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003. Availability: Available from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. One Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3357. (703) 836-4444. TTY: (703) 519-1585. Web site: www.entnet.org/kidsent. PRICE: Available free online. Language: English. Abstract: This fact sheet explains how allergies can lead to additional ear, nose, and throat problems in a child, such as ear infections, sore throats, snoring, and pediatric sinusitis, or sinus infection. It also describes appropriate treatment for both seasonal and year-round cases. Subject Category: Hearing. Smell. Taste. Descriptors: Hay Fever. Allergic Rhinitis. Allergies. Nasal Problems.

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