Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in children can be present at birth or happen after birth. Fortunately, many complications from hearing loss can be prevented if diagnosed and treated early.

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We are ready to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists office.
 

Call 727-329-5400

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You can request an appointment with Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists by filling out their online form and they will contact you to schedule an appointment.

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Types of Hearing Loss

Types of hearing loss include:

  • Conductive hearing loss. A child may have temporary hearing loss due to fluid in the middle ear. Sound waves which hit the ear drum have a difficult time being transmitted from the ear drum into the inner ear (hearing nerve). Once the fluid is removed, hearing usually returns to normal.
  • Sensorineural hearing loss. The sound reaches the inner ear, but some defect in the cochlea, nerve or brain is the cause of the hearing loss.
  • Mixed hearing loss. This is a less common form of hearing loss with components of both conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss.

Testing for Hearing Loss

Testing for hearing loss might include:

  • Audiogram or auditory brain stem response (ABR)
  • Computerized tomography (CT scan)
  • EKG (JLN syndrome)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ophthalmologic exam (Usher syndrome)
  • Thyroid function studies (Pendred syndrome)
  • Urinalysis (Alport syndrome)
  • Vestibular testing (testing of the balance system)

When to See a Specialist

In some cases, it might be helpful to see a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Consider a specialist:

  • If your child has a history of ear pain.
  • If your child has active drainage or bleeding from an ear.
  • If your child has sudden or rapidly progressing hearing loss from one or both ears.

Meet Our Pediatric Hearing Loss Specialists

Thomas Andrews, MD ENT / Otolaryngology

Dr. Andrews is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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Peter Karempelis, MD ENT / Otolaryngology

Dr. Karempelis is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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Rose Trowbridge, MD ENT / Otolaryngology

Dr. Trowbridge is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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Kathleen Wasylik, MD ENT / Otolaryngology

Dr. Wasylik is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She sees patients in the Brandon, Clearwater, Odessa, Sarasota, and Tampa locations of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, PA and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in St. Petersburg.
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 Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists provide surgery and services at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and its Outpatient Care Center in St. Petersburg. Find a specialist at one of these locations:

PHONE: 727-329-5400 FAX: 727-329-5401

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care St. Petersburg

601 5th Street South, Suite 701, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Brandon Office

10080 Balaye Run Drive, Tampa, FL 33619

Clearwater Office

1700 McMullen Booth Road, Suite B1, Clearwater, FL 33759

Odessa Office

14111 State Road 54, Odessa, FL 33556

Sarasota Office

5911 North Honore Avenue, Suite 116, Sarasota, FL 34243

Tampa Office

4726 North Habana Avenue, Suite 204, Tampa, FL 33614