Children and ear health

by Herbs, Etc.


The most common cause of hearing loss in children is otitis media, the medical term for a middle ear issues of the middle ear. This condition can occur in one or both ears and primarily affects children due to the shape of the young Eustachian tube (and is the most frequent reason for children visiting a physician).

When left untreated, otitis media can lead to inflammation of the mastoid bone behind the ear, a ruptured ear drum, and hearing loss. If treated appropriately, hearing loss related to otitis media can be alleviated.