“I specialise in looking after Ears, Noses and Throats. People born with a cleft palate can have problems with hearing and breathing which I can help manage.”
Children born with cleft palates may have an increased risk of ear disease and hearing loss due to their anatomy.
Patients may have hearing loss intermittently which can become permanent and may vary from being mild to severe. This may impact their communication development, preventing them from reaching their educational potential.
Therefore, by being part of the team and seeing patients at their scheduled time points we aim to try and intervene prior to issues delaying patient’s speech and language development.
Patients of all ages may also have problems breathing through their noses that may require further management.