Dr. Sipp has been a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon for nearly 15 years. He recently left a large practice to open his own, with the goal of providing personalized care to every patient. Dr. Sipp is a skilled surgeon and physician, but his mission is to listen, counsel, and respond to questions so you can make the best decision for you child.
Hearing loss isn’t confined to older adults: children of all ages can experience a loss of hearing. Roughly three out of 1000 babies are born with hearing loss, and its prevalence is increasing in adolescents. Dr. Sipp enjoys following his patients with pediatric hearing loss as they age into adulthood.
Tonsil infections are a common childhood malady, bringing pain and discomfort to many children between the ages of five and 15. The result of inflamed tonsils, the condition – known as tonsillitis – is most often caused by a viral or bacterial infection.
Recurrent Ear Infections
Children are especially susceptible to ear infections thanks in large part to anatomy. The structure of their Eustachian tubes, which are still developing until about the age of two, makes them prone to swelling and blockages.