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    Causes Of Hearing Loss
    Inflammation in the middle ear is known as otitis media. It usually occurs as a result of colds, sore throats or breathing difficulties. It can be of bacterial or viral origin. According to a report by the Malaysian Health Technology Assessment (MaHTAS) group, under the Medical Programme by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, at least ...
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    Keeping Baby's Ears, Nose & Mouth Clean
    Are you unsure about how to clean your little one’s ears, nose and mouth? Are you wondering if the well-intended advice your mother or mother-in-law is giving you is sound? This article will make you wonder no more: DO wipe over and behind your baby’s ears with a warm, moist wash cloth or cotton ball. ...
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    "Mummy, I Can't Hear You."
    Children learn to talk by imitating the sounds and voices they hear around them, an important aspect of their development. Therefore, children who have difficulty hearing can be at a disadvantage developmentally. The degree and type of hearing loss are critical to a child’s speech development. There are four major ways in which hearing loss ...
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    Understanding Throat Infections
    Throat infections are a common ailment among children and usually begin with a sore throat. Most sore throats are caused by viral or bacterial infections and can be triggered by irritants such as smoke, dust, fumes or a bad cough. For the most part, sore throats are not serious and will go away by themselves. ...
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    Detecting Hearing Loss
    In the first few years of life, your child’s ability to hear is a crucial aspect of his or her social, emotional, and cognitive development. Even mild/ partial hearing loss can affect your child’s ability to speak and understand language, so it is vital that you pay attention to your child’s ability to hear. A ...
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    Trouble Hearing?
    In Malaysia, there are approximately half a million cases of Otitis Media annually in children below two years old. Otitis Media is an infection of the middle ear, which happens when the Eustachian tubes are blocked with fluid, and subsequently become infected by bacteria or virus. When that happens, the fluid acts like a sponge, ...
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    Can You Hear Me?
    In the previous issue of our Positive Parenting Guide (Issue 3), we introduced the topic of hearing loss and how you can detect its symptoms. In this issue, we explore the options that are available for you to determine whether or not your child has hearing loss, as this is especially important for high-risk babies/children. ...
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    The Asthma-Rhinitis Connection
    Has your child been sneezing repeatedly, and complaining about a runny or stuffy nose? Is it accompanied by itchy and teary eyes? Watch out, because these symptoms could signal a condition that is more than just a common cold. It could be rhinitis, which is a condition whereby there is inflammation of the mucous membranes ...