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  • Perforated Eardrum for Teens


    Perforated eardrums can really hurt. And if you can't hear as well as usual, they can be scary. The good news is, most people who have them get all their hearing back eventually.

  • Eardrum Injuries for Parents


    A "popped" eardrum is more than just painful - it can sometimes lead to hearing loss. Learn about eardrum injuries and how to prevent them.

  • Word! Eardrum for Kids


    Your eardrum is a really important part of your ear.

  • Senses Experiment: Model Eardrum for Kids


    How does the eardrum work? Find out by trying this experiment.

  • Ear Tube Surgery for Parents


    Many kids get middle ear infections (otitis media). Doctors may suggest ear tube surgery for those with multiple infections or a hearing loss or speech delay.

  • Middle Ear Infections for Parents


    Ear infections are common among kids and, often, painful. Find out what causes them and how they're treated.

  • Your Ears for Kids


    Now hear this! Here's an article about ears. Find out how your amazing ears do their amazing job.

  • What Is an Ear Infection? for Kids


    A middle ear infection happens when germs like bacteria and viruses get in your middle ear and cause trouble. Read this article to find out more.

  • Ears for Parents


    Hearing may be the ears' main job, but it's not all they do. Learn all about the ears in this Body Basics article.

  • Dealing With Earwax for Parents


    Earwax helps protect the eardrum and fight infection. Parents shouldn't attempt to remove earwax at home, as doing so risks damage to the ear canal and, possibly, a child's hearing.