Pediatric Audiology Services

Pediatric ENT in Carlsbad, CA

Some kids rip through boxes of facial tissues just for giggles—other kids fill those tissues because their noses won’t stop running. Some kids won’t go to sleep because they can’t stop playing—other kids can’t sleep from ear pain. If your child has ear, nose, throat symptoms like these, It’s important to see a specialist like the ENT’s at San Diego Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists in Carlsbad. We can help diagnose common ENT issues and improve the quality of your child’s life.

Pediatric ENT Services

Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

Children frequently experience ear infections, which can cause pain, fever, and sometimes hearing loss. Chronic or recurrent ear infections may require intervention from an ENT specialist, such as placement of ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes).

Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis

Inflammation or infection of the tonsils (tonsillitis) and adenoids (adenoiditis) can cause throat pain, difficulty swallowing, and breathing problems. When recurrent or severe, surgical removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) and/or adenoids (adenoidectomy) may be necessary.

Nasal Condition and Sinusitis

Chronic nasal congestion, recurrent sinus infections (sinusitis), and nasal polyps are common reasons children may be referred to an ENT specialist for evaluation and treatment.

Sleep Disordered Breathing

Conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snoring may indicate underlying issues with the airway, adenoids, or tonsils, requiring assessment and management by an ENT specialist.


Children with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) or allergic reactions affecting the ears, nose, or throat may benefit from evaluation and treatment by an ENT specialist, often in collaboration with allergists.

Foreign Body Removal

Children may present to ENT specialists with foreign bodies lodged in the ears or nose requiring prompt and safe removal to prevent complications.

Recurrent Epistaxis

Children may present to ENT specialists for recurrent nose bleeds.

Head/Neck Masses

Children may present to ENT specialists with head/neck masses requiring evaluation and management.

Ankloglossia (Tongue Tie) (infants)

Children may present to ENT specialists for evaluation and management of ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue tie, which can affect feeding and speech development.

All surgeries are performed at two North County ambulatory surgery centers with Pediatric trained anesthesia and staff.

If your child is experiencing any of these concerns, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Date’ today. Your child’s health and well-being are our top priorities!