Members of the Care Team
Who needs to see a Pediatric Otolaryngologist (ENT)?
Pediatric ENTs treat children of all ages experiencing problems related to the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. Children experiencing any of the following symptoms or conditions should be evaluated by a pediatric otolaryngologist:
- Recurrent ear infections
- Hearing loss
- Speech delay
- Sleep apnea
- Sinus infections (persistent or repeat occurrences)
- Tonsil infection (persistent or repeat occurrences)
- Strep throat (persistent or repeat occurrences)
- Noisy breathing
- Eating problems
What can I expect at the first visit?
At the first visit, the pediatric otolaryngologist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, which will include a physical exam and medical history, including previous x-rays or test results. As part of the evaluation, the pediatric otolaryngologist may conduct additional testing including an audiogram, hearing test or flexible endoscopy. The physical exam, medical history and interpretation of any test results will give the pediatric otolaryngologist the information needed to make a diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan.
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery