About This Program

A Comprehensive Range of Services

Mass General for Children Otolaryngology services are provided by Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The ENT Pediatric Service offers, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, medical and surgical management of conditions related to the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, neck and airway.

Conditions treated include:

  • Otitis media
  • Aural atresia and microtia
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Tonsil and adenoid disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Neck masses
  • Hemangiomas/vascular malformations
  • Voice and airway problems
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency and cleft palate

State-of-the-art Facilities in a World-renowned Academic Medical Center

Our diagnostic facilities are geared for pediatric patients’ needs. For example, the audiology service invented the automated AUR hearing screening system used to test hearing in millions of newborn babies every year. Children in our outpatient facility can play in a two-story house and often are taught crafts by a child life specialist.

Since the ENT Pediatric Service is housed in an otolaryngology institution while being affiliated with MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the optimum environment for diagnosing and treating patients is provided. We have access to excellent radiologic, laryngologic (as well as a pediatric speech pathology team focusing on both speech as well as swallowing disorders) and vestibular testing.

Ongoing Research Ensures the Most Advanced Treatment

The service is active in research on several fronts and recently completed a collaborative pneumococcal vaccine study to determine the vaccine’s utility for ear infections. Evaluations of the efficacy of surgical procedures such as bronchoscopy and tonsillectomy are performed. More basic research includes the investigation of the location of "growth centers" for airway structures and an investigation of genetic linkages in families with sensorineural hearing loss, as well as tissue-engineering to grow ears.

Learn more about the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service at Mass Eye and Ear.