Some infections—especially an ear infection, strep throat, bronchitis, and sinusitis—may necessitate the administration of medication for a week after your child is well enough to return to school.
Single-sided deafness (SSD) is a hearing impairment that affects at least one in every 1,000 babies born. These infants have severe-to-profound hearing loss in one ear with normal or near-normal hearing in the other ear. The condition can also develop in older children and adults. If your child shows symptoms of SSD, sometimes called unilateral hearing loss, talk with their doctor right away. Hearing impairment can make it difficult for children to learn languages and speech. Learn how prompt treatment can help avoid problems.