The General Pediatric Otolaryngology Program at Boston Children's Hospital provides care including diagnostic evaluation and surgical therapy for children of all ages with diseases or conditions of the head and neck, including the ears, nose, and throat. We're also the largest pediatric otolaryngology department in the nation.
Our physicians have pinpointed several common causes of recurrent ear infections.
Boston Children's also closely studies the psychological implications of hearing loss.
At Boston Children's, we perform more than 6,000 pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeries each year.
Did you know? Deafness GeneChip
Boston Children's team of physicians and researchers have created a Deafness GeneChip that allows us to simultaneously screen for mutations in many different genes that are known to cause deafness.
Did you know? Genetic research
Boston Children's researchers are searching for novel genes involved in hearing loss by studying large families with inherited hearing loss. If you have a large family with hearing loss (five or more persons with hearing loss) and are interested in participating in a study to find the responsible gene, please contact us.