Special Clinic for Children

ENT specialists at RR Hospital treat everything from head and neck cancer to hearing loss or impairment, facial fractures, swallowing disorders, balance disorders and more.

Common complaints:

• Recurrent Headache, colds / Recurrent viral illness.
• Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections.
• Recurrent rhinitis (runny nose, blocked nose)
• Glue ear, ear infections.
• Suspected hearing loss.
• Speech delay and disorder.
• Snoring, sleep apnea and sleep disorder.

In children the commonest type of hearing loss is conductive hearing loss. This is usually due to fluid being trapped behind the eardrum. This condition is called glue ear, or Otitis Media with Effusion (OME). The fluid stops the eardrum from vibrating. Sometimes there are other causes for childhood conductive hearing loss. Rarely children may be born with poorly formed middle ear bones, or these structures can be damaged through ear infection.

A variety of tests are available, and special test techniques can be used to assess children, even when they are newborns.


Tonsils are small glands in the throat, one on each side. They are there to fight germs when you are a young child. After the age of about three years, the tonsils become less important in fighting germs and usually shrink.

Your body can still fight germs without them. We only take them out if they are doing more harm than good.

We will only take your child’s tonsils out if he or she is getting lots of sore throats, which are making him or her lose time from school. Sometimes small children have tonsils so big that they block their breathing at night.

Antibiotics may help for a while, but frequent doses of antibiotics can cause other problems. A low-dose antibiotic for a number of months may help to keep the infections away during an important period such as during examinations.

TONGUE- TIE release – This is a common condition in children where the child is not able to protrude his tongue out due to the attachment of the tongue below with a ligament. Child is not able to speak properly because of this condition. Once the release is done the child speaks gradually after multiple sessions with the speech therapist

Choanal atresia, Grommet Insertion, Mastoidectomy, Tympanoplasty , Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Adenoidectomy are some of the surgical options.

In RR Hospital, Madurai we ensure almost a bloodless procedure as we operate with HIGH-TECH instruments such as COBLATOR , LASER, BIPOLAR scissors. We discharge the patient 24 hours (Only one day admission) from the time of surgery. We treat this condition as a day care procedure toeing the international standards.