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Your child has now had their cochlear implants switched on. So what support can Hearing Services provide? The centre that provided your cochlear implant will continue to monitor your child’s hearing from now on. Hearing Services will not send routine appointments to be seen at Sheffield...

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BAHD stands for bone anchored hearing device. When will my child be fitted with the BAHD? The BAHD sound processor is ordered for your child and is usually kept in the hospital until it is considered safe to fit it. If you already have a softband BAHD we will use your existing hearing processor....

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What medicine should you give your child if they have a raised temperature? Paracetamol (also known as Calpol) is the preferred medicine to use in children with a liver problem who has a raised temperature. It can be given at the normal dose for a child of their age. This will be written on the...

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How can I help my child with their hearing aids? Make sure you attend all appointments in hearing services and bring the hearing aids to all appointments. If you are unable to attend, then you must call beforehand and rearrange. How often will we need to come to the hospital now my child’s...

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Where will I be transferred to? Regional Department of Neurotology and Hearing Services Royal Hallamshire Hospital (RHH) Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF. The entrance to the department is Entrance 7 on ‘B’ Road (see map) What happens next? During your transition, you and your clinician will...

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What is atomoxetine? Atomoxetine is a non-stimulant medication and is not related to amphetamine like other medications commonly used in attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It increases attention and decreases impulsivity and hyperactivity. What is atomoxetine used for in child...

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What is unilateral hearing loss? This is when the hearing in one ear is normal but the hearing in the other ear is not. How will this affect my child? The good news is that most children with this sort of hearing loss manage very well. Speech and language usually develop in the normal way.…...

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Your doctor has asked for tests to be done on your child’s balance system. This includes the vestibular organs in the inner ear which controls balance. These tests are sometimes done when a someone has: dizziness vertigo unsteadiness poor balance This resource explains what vertigo is, and...

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Why do I have a problem with my balance? We each have 2 balance organs (the vestibular organs) that live in the inner part of each ear. This sends information to our brain about how our head and body is moving in our surroundings. If 1 or both of these organs are not working properly…...

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What is gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)? When we eat and drink, the food and drink moves down our food pipe, called the oesophagus. It goes into the stomach where acid is released and mixes with the food to help break it down and begin the process of digestion. For some, this mixture can...

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What is a Bravo capsule? The Bravo capsule is the latest form of technology to help diagnose gastroesophgeal reflux disease (GERD). Gastroesophgeal reflux is a common disorder where the contents of the stomach flow back up the food pipe, causing frequent feelings of pain and discomfort in the middle...

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Welcome to NSU Welcome to the Neonatal Surgical Unit (known as NSU). On NSU we care for small and young babies who need specialist surgical and medical care by our dedicated team of professionals who are highly skilled, experienced and friendly. We understand having your baby on NSU may be...

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This information has been produced to explain what will happen when your child attends the spasticity management clinic. What is a spasticity clinic? The spasticity management clinic provides assessment and management of complex spasticity or dystonia (abnormal muscle stiffness) due to neurological...

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All children with Down’s syndrome need their hearing tested on a regular basis. If your child passed their new born hearing test, they will have a follow up hearing test at 8 months old at Sheffield Children’s Hearing Services. Why do they need a further hearing test? This is because children...

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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 is a clinical psychologist? The clinical psychology team who work at Sheffield Children’s Hospital try to help young people and their families in times of emotional difficulty. Our job is to listen to your concerns and try to understand your situation so that we can work together to find a...

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What is transition? There are national guidelines to make sure that every child receives a structured and planned transition into adult services. This makes sure your ongoing medical, psychosocial, educational and vocational needs are properly met. We recognise that this can be an uncertain and...

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What is a brainstem evoked response (BSER) test? This is a way of checking hearing that can be used on anybody from babies to adults. Babies and young children need to be asleep for the test. Older children must lie very still, or the test will not work. Ideally, we recommend you arrive at...

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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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What is a softband bone anchored hearing device? Softband bone anchored hearing devices (BAHD) are a type of hearing aid that can be used for children that have difficulty using traditional behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. For example if they have: frequent ear infections underdeveloped outer ears...

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This information has been produced to explain why you have been invited to attend a nurse led transition clinic and what to expect at each clinic. If you are under the care of a neurologist at The Ryegate Children’s Centre you will be able to access this service. What is transition? The term...

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What is the young persons clinic? The young persons clinic has been set up to make sure that you, as an individual, are prepared for the eventual transfer of your care to adult services. This information resource is designed to guide you through the process and point you in the right direction in...

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