The pediatric otolaryngology team delivers comprehensive and personalized care for children with disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures. Children face many of the same health problems that adults do, however, symptoms may show themselves differently and treatment methods that work well in adults may not be appropriate for children.
Conditions we treat include but are not limited to:
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Deviated Septum
- Ear Drainage
- Ear Infection
- Facial Trauma
- GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)
- Hearing Screening
- Hearing Loss
- Noise and Hearing Protection
- Nose Bleeds
- Sleep Apnea
- Speech Delay
- Swallowing Disorders
- Tonsils & Adenoids
- Tracheal Stenosis
Newborn Hearing Screenings
SIU Hearing and Balance partners with St. John’s Hospital in the Newborn Hearing Screening Program to provide hearing screenings for all newborns as mandated by the State of Illinois. Using Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR), all newborns born at St. John’s Hospital and those transported into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from other hospitals are screened prior to discharge. Those infants referring on the initial screen are rescreened after 12 hours. Those referring the second screening are seen at around 4 weeks gestational age for rescreening or diagnostic testing. Follow-up testing is provided at the SIU Center for Hearing and Balance in the St. John’s Pavilion.
If a newborn refers on the Newborn Hearing Screening, it is vital to obtain follow-up screening or diagnostic testing in order to assure optimal auditory and speech and language development.
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Donate to The Listening, Language and Learning Program
The Listening, Language and Learning Program’s mission is to provide quality listening and spoken language training and education to children and adults with hearing loss. The services provided will help children become oral communicators and develop their listening, language, intellectual and learning skills. The program will also provide rehabilitation to adults so they can receive the maximum benefit possible from their hearing technology. If you would like to donate to the Listening, Language & Learning Program, click here. and select "Hearing and Balance Clinic" from the drop-down menu.