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Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

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At Mass Eye and Ear, we provide evaluation and treatment options for children experiencing the full spectrum of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders. As a hospital that played a key role in developing newborn hearing screening technology and the first hospital to allow parents in the OR during their child's surgery, our specially trained physicians and staff members are here to help you and your child each step of the way.


The volume of children we treat is similar to other children’s hospitals, with more than 6,000 children ranging in age from newborn through adolescence being cared for each year. When physicians and other clinical experts work in such an environment, they become proficient at managing even the most unusual of problems. It's that focused experience that makes us sought-after for children ear, nose, and throat (ENT) services—drawing families from all over New England and throughout the country and world.

Under the leadership of Christopher J. Hartnick, MD, MS, our team has the capacity to treat a broad spectrum of both common and rare conditions, including: 

  • Ear and sinus infections 
  • Obstructive or infectious problems of the tonsils and adenoid 
  • Malformations of the head and neck present at birth, including ear malformations
  • Tumors of the head and neck
  • Hearing and language disorders 
  • Breathing and voice problems 
  • Many others requiring pediatric medical and surgical care

Our Services

Meet Our Team

From routine issues to the very complex, our team of specialists is uniquely qualified to meet the needs of children with ear, nose, and throat problems. The physicians in this service are all otolaryngologists (ENT doctors) and fellowship trained in pediatrics. Our nurses, technicians, and other clinical specialists are also specially trained in pediatric ear, nose, and throat care.

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