A Visit With the Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor

A few days ago, my 4-year-old son, Cayden, visited one of the specialists that he sees less frequently: the otolaryngologist, or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor. Cayden’s been seeing this doctor since he was about 2. These checkups are necessary because Cayden has experienced hearing loss due to…

Early ERT Use May Lessen Hearing Loss in Infantile-onset Pompe

Starting treatment with enzyme-replacement therapy (ERT) in the first days of life appears to lessen the risk of hearing impairments in children with infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD), researchers report. “Our study may enhance awareness of early intervention before hearing-related morbidities can develop in patients with IOPD,” its researchers…

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.