HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health
The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.
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- Deafness/Hearing Problems
All babies are offered a hearing screening test within the first few weeks of life. Early identification is known to be important for the baby's development and also means support and information can be provided to parents at an early stage. The NHS Newborn Screening Programme (NHSP) has a website that provides further information; to visit this site click here.
Recurrent ear infections can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. If a baby or child has recurrent ear infections which cause the middle ear to fill with fluid (often known as ‘glue ear’), the doctor may recommend a procedure to insert tubes (‘grommets’) to allow the fluid to drain or in some cases an adenoidectomy.
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