Nose bleeds, swallowing problems, ear infections: When head and neck issues don't go away, your child can suffer on a daily basis. It may be time to see a specialist.
At UVA, you'll find expert pediatric otolaryngologists who can customize a treatment plan and support your child's special emotional needs. We have access to the latest research and the newest resources, helping us provide the most advanced options.
Our team works with other specialists within UVA Children's Hospital, like audiologists and speech-language pathologists, to care for children with complex medical disorders.
Children With Hearing Loss: Surgical Options
For children with congenital or acquired hearing loss ranging from moderate to profound, we offer surgical options to restore hearing.
Aural Atresia Repair
Parents from all over the world bring their children to UVA for surgery to repair aural atresia, a congenital condition characterized by the absence of a fully developed ear canal, eardrum, middle ear space and ear bones. The surgery opens the ear canal and restores the ear’s natural sound-conducting mechanisms.
Children with severe and profound hearing loss may benefit from cochlear implants. These tiny devices are surgically implanted into the inner ear and provide critical sound information. As a result, children with severe to profound hearing loss may be able to develop normal speech and language. The operation generally takes 2-3 hours and is performed in an outpatient setting, without your child being admitted to the hospital for an overnight stay.
- Airway evaluation and management
- Aural atresia repair
- Birthmark & vascular facial malformations surgery
- Breathing and swallowing disorders
- Hearing loss
- Nose bleed control
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Sinus surgery
- Swimmer's ear