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Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common childhood disease with important ramifications to the overall health of infants and young children. The peak incidence of AOM occurs at 6 to 18 months of age, but it can also occur in older children. Complications of AOM include persistent middle ear effusion, chronic otitis media, transient hearing loss, or speech delays.
Simple procedure with nasal balloon can reduce impact of hearing loss in children

Simple procedure with nasal balloon can reduce impact of hearing loss in children

Dr. Jian-Dong Li receives $1.6 million to develop novel therapeutic targets to treat middle-ear infections

Dr. Jian-Dong Li receives $1.6 million to develop novel therapeutic targets to treat middle-ear infections

Rare genetic variants in A2ML1 gene responsible for chronic middle ear infections, say researchers

Rare genetic variants in A2ML1 gene responsible for chronic middle ear infections, say researchers

Existing anti-stroke drug can be effective in treating middle-ear infections

Existing anti-stroke drug can be effective in treating middle-ear infections

Second-generation antibiotic shows promise against common bacterial infections

Second-generation antibiotic shows promise against common bacterial infections

PPDC awards grants to three companies developing new medical devices for children

PPDC awards grants to three companies developing new medical devices for children

GSU researchers discover how steroids use a novel 'trick' to suppress inflammation

GSU researchers discover how steroids use a novel 'trick' to suppress inflammation

Increasing length of breastfeeding could save over £40 million annually for NHS

Increasing length of breastfeeding could save over £40 million annually for NHS

Influenza can cause ear and throat infections

Influenza can cause ear and throat infections

Early daycare attendance linked with greater childhood healthcare use

Early daycare attendance linked with greater childhood healthcare use

Localised inflammation found in eosinophilic otitis media

Localised inflammation found in eosinophilic otitis media

‘No convincing evidence’ for zinc supplements to prevent otitis media

‘No convincing evidence’ for zinc supplements to prevent otitis media

Henry Ford launches clinical trial for treatment of tinnitus caused by noise trauma

Henry Ford launches clinical trial for treatment of tinnitus caused by noise trauma

Education campaign fails to improve guideline adherence in paediatric AOM

Education campaign fails to improve guideline adherence in paediatric AOM

Mechanisms of recurrent bacteria AOM in children under scrutiny

Mechanisms of recurrent bacteria AOM in children under scrutiny

Immunoregulatory genes modulate otitis media risk

Immunoregulatory genes modulate otitis media risk

Pediatric viral respiratory tract infection often complicated by bacterial sinusitis

Pediatric viral respiratory tract infection often complicated by bacterial sinusitis

Rare case of tuberculous otitis media described

Rare case of tuberculous otitis media described

Aston University tackles 'glue ear' problem with hearing test app

Aston University tackles 'glue ear' problem with hearing test app

URTI risk factor for chronic, recurrent otitis media

URTI risk factor for chronic, recurrent otitis media