hearing loss

Addressing My Son’s Mild Hearing Loss With New Ear Tubes

At my 4-year-old son Cayden’s last appointment with the otolaryngologist (ears, nose, and throat doctor, or ENT), the doctor and I decided that we should look into getting a new set of tubes for Cayden’s ears. Cayden, who has infantile-onset Pompe disease, showed signs of mild hearing loss during…

I’m Anxious to Meet My Son’s New ENT Specialist

While my 4-year-old son, Cayden, is no stranger to specialists, it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to meet a new doctor. No matter how many doctors we see, I always worry that Cayden will be too much for them to take on, due to his infantile-onset Pompe disease. We…

Pompe Disease and Hearing

Hearing loss is a very common for infants with Pompe disease. It may also affect some people who develop Pompe disease later in life. Here is information about how hearing works, how Pompe disease can cause problems with hearing, and how doctors diagnose and treat hearing loss in these patients.