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Otitis is one of the main causes of hearing loss in infants.

The first years of life are one of the most fragile stages of health, and babies also have logical difficulties in expressing their discomfort. Therefore, parents should pay special attention to detect any problems that may arise. Otitis is one of the main causes of hearing loss in infants.

How is otitis that can lead to hearing loss treated?

Specifically, the most common form is an infection (often bacterial in origin) affecting the middle or inner ear. This is especially common in infants 6 to 18 months of age.

Its main symptom is pain, which the child expresses mainly through crying.

Of course, this is a rather unspecific sign, because babies use crying for almost everything (hunger, attachment, pain... etc).

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So pay attention to details such as repeated touching of an ear or discharge from one of the ear canals.

How is otitis that can lead to hearing loss treated?

If we suspect that our baby may have otitis media, the first thing to do is to visit the pediatrician.

Otitis media is one of the main causes of hearing loss in children, especially when there is mucus in the ear canal, so it must be treated to avoid irreversible damage.

During the consultation, the pediatrician will confirm that you have otitis media, determine its cause (bacterial, viral or more rarely caused by other causes) and prescribe the appropriate treatment for each condition.

Otitis is the most common cause of hearing loss in children and can lead to other serious sequelae, such as chronic ear disease.

It may present clinically as episodes of recurrent acute otitis media or, in many cases, may be ignored because it causes no harm.

Solutions that Sontec Hearing Centers can offer for otitis and hearing loss

If you as a parent have some concern or suspicion that your son or daughter may have otitis and so that otitis does not cause hearing loss, we advise you to come to one of our centers and we will do an in-depth study, because our chief audiologist Alfonso Sanchez advises that early detection and intervention are key to improving the quality of life of people to prevent hearing loss.

We also offer a free in-depth hearing evaluation if your baby has recently had otitis and you as a family member may believe he or she has hearing loss.

Further information

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The independent hearing health clinics in Fuengirola and La Cala de Mijas treat all hearing related problems with professional, personalised attention and state-of-the-art technology. They also offer an excellent after-sales service for the service and maintenance of hearing aids.

Sontec Hearing Centres experts in hearing health.

For more information:

Sontec La Cala de Mijas 

Plaza del Bulevar, 26 B, 29649 Mijas | +34 952-467-675

Sontec Fuengirola

Calle Hermanos Pinzón 4, Edificio Florida II, Local 9ºA, 29640 Fuengirola | +34 952 667 402

info@sontec.es | https://sontec.es

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