Honored to support our friends at Hand-N-Hand

April 1, 2021

Author:  
Dr. David G. Gossman, BayCare Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat

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Submitted by David Gossman MD, FACS, a board-certified otolaryngologist with BayCare Clinic Ear, Nose, and Throat

Honored to support our friends at Hand-N-Hand
GREEN BAY – Because hearing is so important to a child’s early development, BayCare Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat is pleased to provide financial support for a local nonprofit organization offering specialized programs to deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families.
 
BayCare Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat applauds the role Hand-N-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin plays in providing specialized support and facilitating resources for area families that have children experiencing hearing loss.
 
“It’s important that the great work done by Hand-N-Hand is supported by medical providers that are specialized in the medical and surgical management of ear issues,” says Dr. David G. Grossman, an otolaryngologist with BayCare Clinic Ear, Nose, and Throat. “That includes easily treatable conditions like ear infections and wax build-up, and more challenging conditions like balance issues, cholesteatomas and hearing loss.”
 
Concerned that your child might have hearing loss? Consult an ear, nose and throat specialist and watch for these common signs:
 
In babies:
Isn’t startled by loud noises.
After 6 months of age, the baby still doesn’t turn toward the source of a sound.
By age 1, the child hasn’t said single words (like “dada” or “mama”).
The baby turns his or her head when you enter the line of sight but not when you call out his or her name without the baby seeing you. 
In children:
Speech is delayed or unclear.
Doesn’t follow directions.
Often says, “huh?”
Turns the volume too high on television, computers, headphones, earbuds or other media. 
Some types of hearing loss can be corrected through medications or surgery. That’s why it’s vital for children suspected of having hearing loss or related issues to be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist.
 
“Make an appointment with your ear, nose, throat specialist and he or she will evaluate your child’s ear health and determine an individualized course of action for treatment or for long-term management,” Gossman says.
 
Audiologists offer valuable expertise as well.
 
“When it comes to determining the proper hearing devices with the best functionality and satisfaction for children, audiologists can help,” says Dr. Andrea Federman, an audiologist with the Hearing Center BayCare Clinic. “We work in close partnership with ear, nose and throat specialists to provide comprehensive care for hearing issues.”
 
Submitted by David Gossman MD, FACS, a board-certified otolaryngologist with BayCare Clinic Ear, Nose, and Throat.

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