Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Care (Otolaryngology)

MaineHealth otolaryngologists are specially trained to care for pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions. Any child can develop an ENT condition. But childhood obesity, smoke exposure and antibiotic overuse may put your child at greater risk. Infants who breastfed are less likely to develop an ENT condition. Common ENT conditions include:

  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Sinusitis
  • Hearing loss
  • Balance disorders
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Allergies
  • Nasal disorders
  • Difficulty swallowing

Common ENT Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss/hard of hearing
  • Sneezing
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Hoarse or raspy voice
  • Ear-pulling
  • Falling behind on speech development
  • Fluid discharge from the ear

If your child is experiencing ear, nose or throat symptoms, ask your primary care provider for a referral to a MaineHealth otolaryngology practice.

ENT Services Include

  • Infant hearing testing services
  • Pediatric hearing loss tests and treatment
  • Hearing aids (fitting, orientation, repairs)
  • Tests to assess balance disorders (electronystagmography)
  • Skin cancer treatment
  • Ear, neck, head and sinus surgery
  • Full-hearing amplification services
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Speech therapy