Division of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) Resources
Discharge Instructions: Ear Tube Removal and Paper Patch [PDF]
This resource will help you care for your child after her ear tubes have been surgically removed and a thin patch placed on her eardrum until it heals.
Discharge Instructions: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery [PDF]
Learn about your child’s functional endoscopic sinus surgery procedure (FESS), what to expect after the operation, and when to call the surgeon if complications arise.
Discharge Instructions: Myringotomy with Tube Placement [PDF]
This resource will help you learn about ear tubes, also called tympanostomy tubes, that are implanted into patients to help maintain normal middle ear pressure.
Discharge Instructions: Nasal Cautery [PDF]
This tool offers details about nosebleeds and nasal cautery, an operation to help prevent further nosebleeds. Details include what to expect after the operation, when your child can return to normal activity and when to call the doctor.
Discharge Instructions: Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy [PDF]
Learn how to prepare your child for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, how to care for her after the procedure, and the possible short-term side effects that may affect her. Download in Spanish (en español).
Discharge Instructions: Tympanoplasty and/or Tympanomastoidectomy [PDF]
This resource will help you care for your child after a tympanoplasty or tympanomastoidectomy, when your child can return to her usual activity level, and when to follow up with your child’s doctor.
Dangerous Decibels - Noise-induced Hearing Loss
This is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).
Patient Family Education
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Discharge Instructions
This video reviews important information that families should know when preparing for a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
Breathe Easy: Caring for Your Child with a Tracheostomy
Learn how to care for your child's tracheostomy in our book Breathe Easy.
Early Communication Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
This book describes the communication delays that are common in children with Down syndrome.
College Sign Language Classes in the Tri-state Area
Find a list of colleges and universities in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware that offer classes in American Sign Language.
Look Who’s Signing, Part 1 A-J
This interactive DVD is excellent for infants, toddlers and young children. It includes 26 basic signs in American Sign Language, the alphabet, classical music and much more.
Sign Me a Story: Sign Language for Everyone
Linda Bove of Sesame Street narrates children's stories including Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Sign Out Loud
Sign Out Loud is a community organization that offers ASL instruction to enhance family communication and language development. To register, call 215-572-5139.
Sign Songs: Fun Songs to Sign and Sing
In this DVD, children's songs are signed in American Sign Language.
We Sign Babies & Toddlers
This two-tape VHS set is a great resource for teaching sign-language to young children.
We Sign Play Time Video
Join a group of moms and children as they sing, sign, laugh, move and play-along to such great songs as: Wheels On the Bus, This Is The Way, One Little Kitty and many more.
Airway Disorders and Reconstruction Surgeries for Children
CHOP airway surgeons describe three surgeries used to reconstruct the pediatric airway: laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR), cricotracheal resection (CTR), and slide tracheoplasty.
Easy Does It - Ambulatory Surgery Center Video
CHOP brings specialty and surgical services to families in our Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The centers allow families access to the services of renowned Children's Hospital surgeons without a trip to the city.
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
AAO-HNS is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck.
American Association of Audiology
AAA is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorder.
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngologists (ASPO)
ASPO exists to foster excellence in the care of children with ear, nose and throat disorders through education & research.
Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
This is a non-profit organization that provides sign language classes, interpreting services, consultant services, hearing screenings and a free assistive devices program for Berks County residents.
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation
This foundation provides support to individuals with CHARGE syndrome and their families.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center of Lancaster County
DHHS of Lancaster County provides a variety of services to help those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to be independent.
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre
DHCC offers a variety of communication services including sign language interpreting and CART (real-time captioning).
Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)
This free service provides thousands of open-captioned videotapes of educational videos for children of all ages and videos captioned in Spanish.
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
It serves as the National Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems.
PAHrtners Deaf Services
PAHrtners Deaf Services offers behavioral, developmental and therapeutic support programs to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
Signing Time provides a wealth of DVDs, information, newsletters, blogs, coloring sheets and chore charts to support families who want to learn American Sign Language.