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Anosmia is not being able to smell. Smell is one of our body’s powerful senses. Our senses are important for everyday life. When we lose one of our senses or are born without one of them, this has a huge impact on the persons daily life.

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Here are resources to help you learn more about smell and taste disorders, use the information to understand the conditions, access credible self-help materials and access valuable experiences of people affected by smell and taste disorders

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What is an implantable hearing device? Your child has a hearing loss, but cannot wear a conventional hearing aid.  This may be because they have had previous mastoid surgery, have a profound hearing loss in one ear (single-sided deafness) or were born with a small ear (microtia). However, there are...

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What are prominent ears? Prominent ears are when the ears ‘stick out’. These photographs before and after surgery give an idea of what this means. How are they treated? Various different surgical procedures may be used to correct ears which ‘stick out’. This depends upon the...

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What is the tympanic membrane? The ‘tympanic membrane’ is the eardrum. It is a partition between the external ear canal and the middle ear. The middle ear is an air-filled space containing three important ear bones. Sound reaching the ear drum vibrates the ear bones and transfers the...

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What is an airway endoscopy or MLTB? MLTB stands for ‘microlaryngotracheobronchoscopy’. An endoscopy is a procedure which is performed whilst your child is under a general anaesthetic. It enables the ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon to closely examine your child’s upper airway...

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What is a tracheostomy? A tracheostomy is an artificial surgical opening into the wind-pipe (trachea) via the neck providing a channel for effective breathing (respiration) and the removal of ‘tracheobronchial secretions’, when circumstances make breathing impossible via the mouth and...

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The operation day What time should I bring my child to the ward? You will have received a letter telling you the date of your child’s operation and the time you need to bring them into hospital. If your child’s operation is in the morning you need to arrive at 7.45am if your child is…...

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What does a normal airway look like? A normal airway has plenty of space and is wide open to let air pass through. What is a floppy larynx? The aryepiglotic folds fall inwards resulting in noisy breathing (stridor), difficulty feeding and sometimes increased effort in breathing. If babies with this...

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The operation your child will be having is called a myringotomy (a tiny cut in the ear drum) to allow the insertion of grommets. Why is this needed? This operation is carried out mainly for a mild conductive hearing loss which will have been confirmed by your child’s hearing test results. This...

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This resource from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals provides information about Sistrunk’s procedure. This operation is performed in patients with a thyroglossal cyst to prevent cyst infection.

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This resource from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals aims to help you understand the procedure known as neck dissection. It explains what is involved, and some of the common complications associated with this procedure that you may need to be aware of.

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This resource from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals aims to help you understand about the procedure known as a parotidectomy. It explains what is involved and some of the common complications associated with this procedure that you may need to be aware of.

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Unfortunately, waiting times have increased due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions necessary on the hospital site and because, during the pandemic, we have been providing extra support to other hospitals in the region. As a result, the number of patients we would normally see has been...

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What is hyperacusis? Children with hyperacusis have difficulty tolerating sounds which do not bother others. For example, noise from the washing machine, vacuum cleaner, traffic noise or shuffling papers. For some children they may only experience hyperacusis for some sounds. Not all noises of the...

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What does ear care involve? Your child has wax in their ears that needs to be softened. This can be done using olive oil or bicarbonate of soda ear drops, which you can buy at a chemist. Sometimes drops will soften the wax enough to let the wax to come out naturally. Or you may… Continue...

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