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By Dr Gillespie
March 07, 2014
Category: ENT news
Tags: pediatric   infant   sound machine   hearing loss  

A recent article titled Infant Sleep Machines and Hazardous Sound Pressure Levels was published in Pediatrics. The study found that infant sleep machines can potentially cause hearing loss in infants. The study made the following recommendations for families

1. Place the sound machine as far away as possible from the infant and never in the crib or on a crib rail.
2. Play the sound machine at a low volume.
3. Operate the sound machine for a short duration of time. 

 

Sounds machines can help infants sleep, just do not play them too loud or too close to the baby. 

By Christina Gillespie, MD
February 05, 2014
Category: ENT news
Tags: Kids   pediatric  

February is Kids ENT Health Month! National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. From earaches to choking hazards, kids can suffer from a variety of ailments that require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Children can also suffer from conditions normally only associated with adults, like chronic acid reflux and sleep apnea, which may require a visit to a specialist.