Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

158 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

4 year old have ear infection and hearing loss. What is the cause and treatment?

Answered by
Dr. Naveen Kumar

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 2402 Questions

Posted on Mon, 17 Dec 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: My daughter who is 4 year old, she lost hearing duto bottle feeding and cold cough & fever. At the age og two and half an Ent DR found that her ear was full of wax and infection and advised for bera test. Then we had gone for ber test and found that hearing level was 105 decible. Then treatment started and after one year feb 2012 , bera test conducted and hearing level found at 50 decible (mild mixed hearing loss). Recently, during the blood test, it was traced that the level of Vitamin D is less than 9 (insufficient) and alkaline phosphate was on higher side. We consulted a child specialist who in turn advised some Vitamin D medicine cource for 3 months. Is there chance of recovery of of hearing loss after 3 months ? Which is the best ENT Hospital in India & Asia where one can find the detail reason of hearing loss and its treatment as in general Doctors/Hospitals only talk of operation or hearing aid. It appears that they are least bothered to find the reason and its treatment. Please guide me where in this world, I can find a fair hospital/doctor ?
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 2 hours later

Thanks for the query and a detailed history

First of all, I would reassure you there is no life threatening problems in your child.

Secondly, no bottle feeds in the world can cause hearing loss. Unexplained fever could have caused hearing loss (mostly neural).

50dB of hearing loss is a moderate type of hearing loss. Your child will require hearing aid for improvement of hearing. You should get her a hearing aid as soon as possible, failing which the child will fail in its clarity of speech.

There are plenty of ENT institutes in India which cater to the needy patients. All India Institute of Speech & Hearing (AIISH) in Mysore is one of the premier institutes for hearing and speech related problems. If you can tell me where you stay, I can guide you to the nearest ENT research institute.

Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

Recent questions on  Hearing aid

doctor1 MD

Hi i have a hearing loss problem in both ears due to discharge in my ear and i have currently had roughly about 6 operations on both ears within the last 5 years to get rid of my glue ear but i have lost alot of hearing in the process as i had poor hearing before the operations as well and i cannot even talk to someone properly without having to ask them to repeat what they said at least 3-4 times. i was wonderin if there is any way to improve the hearing without wearing a hearing aid or have one operated on me as i am not to keen on the look of them

doctor1 MD

I am single sided deaf and function fairly well. However, when I m in a place with a lot of ambient noise I can t hear much (on my deaf side). Would a baha hearing implant devise help enough to warrant the surgical implant. Do many people experience feeling different with the metal attachment in the head.

doctor1 MD

i am having nerves weakness which is effecting my hearing as well as vision. i am 23 year old. even though i am using an hearing aid , it is not helping me. i am a Btech graduate . i don t have a job because of my illness. i have heard that there is no cure for this.. and my hearing loss increasing with time. will i become complete deaf in nearby future???what should i do? pls help me

doctor1 MD

I have had the three hearing bones removed because of a cholesteatoma but still have a perfectly functioning inner ear. I can hear but it is a moderately severe loss. How much would a hearing bone replacement cost and is it likely to help restore my hearing?

doctor1 MD

What surgical options exist for a severe autophony problem in the right ear ? I have been seeing an ENT doctor for the past year, and had consults with two inner ear specialists this year, and all they keep telling me is to get a hearing aid...

doctor1 MD

I have a problem with my left ear from around 2 year and using an in canal hearing aid from an year. My right ear also have some issue due to high usage after problem with left ear.The problem started when i had a speaker placed nearby in an...

doctor1 MD

My digital hearing aid is causing intermittent pain in my outer ear. I have used Sofradex for this condition before with excellent results. Is there an alternative to this medication which does not require a UK NHS oresciption?