Children’s language development and hearing development are inseparable. Whether hearing is normal or not, language development test is a “barometer”. A person must have listening before he can speak through language learning. Children should check their hearing regularly to find and treat otitis media as soon as possible, because otitis media is the most common cause of hearing loss in children. [hearing development indicators of babies aged 0-6]

Case

My daughter is 2 years old, but she can’t pronounce simple syllables. At first, Ms. Zhou, a citizen, suspected that her child had language retardation. She sought medical treatment in many ways, but there was little improvement. Later, at the suggestion of the doctor, she took her daughter to a hearing test and found that the child’s ears were suffering from secretory otitis media. She suddenly realized that the original reason why the child could not speak was because of hearing impairment and could not hear the voice of adults for a long time. But she wondered: why do children usually do not show symptoms of ear discomfort? In daily life, I believe many parents have such questions as Ms. Zhou.

In this regard, the doctor said that preschool children are most likely to be infected with secretory otitis media. This is related to the structure of its ear. There is abundant accumulation of lymphoid tissue (adenoid body) behind the human nose (nasopharynx). Its physiological cycle is that it proliferates with age after birth, reaches the maximum at the age of 6 ~ 7, and then gradually degenerates and shrinks. Adenoid hyperplasia (adenoid hypertrophy) occurs due to repeated stimulation of inflammation. Adenoid hypertrophy will block the passage between the ear and throat, causing effusion in the middle ear, which is secretory otitis media. Over time, the effusion will become colloidal, causing hearing loss. Due to children’s poor expression, the main complaint is not obvious, which is often easy to be ignored by parents.

In addition, due to the particularity of children’s ear structure, it is more likely to cause otitis media. Different from adults, children’s external auditory canal is narrow and upturned, which can not eliminate effusion and earwax well; Moreover, the eustachian tube connecting the middle ear and pharynx is short and flat, and the position is low. When children suffer from respiratory diseases such as colds, pathogenic bacteria can easily enter the middle ear through the eustachian tube, causing otitis media.

At present, it has entered the midsummer and summer. Recently, in the clinic, there are also a significant increase in school-age children and primary and secondary school students who encounter otitis media caused by swimming. This is because when swimming, due to the poor water quality of the swimming pool, it stimulates the eardrum, and the low resistance of children, it is easy to cause otitis media. Doctor Wang Zhangdi reminded that in midsummer, parents should pay special attention to protecting their children’s ear canal health and find problems in time.

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