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Watch a recorded online webinar  with Johns Hopkins pediatric otolaryngologist Emily Boss, M.D., who discussed basic pediatric ENT issues including children's snoring and sleep apnea, ear infections and hearing loss, sinusitis, neck masses, and stridor/airway problems, as well as when your child should see a pediatric ENT specialist.

Aerodigestive Clinic Can Help When Reflux Is More than Reflux  - July 7, 2010

Learn about a patient's experience with Johns Hopkins Children's Center's new Aerodigestive Clinic, established for the treatment of  aerodigestive diseases – complex conditions involving the airways and upper digestive tract. During the clinic, a patient is evaluated and treated by a team of pediatric gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists and speech-language pathologists who bring a collective insights to bear in the case. For more information about the Johns Hopkins Aerodigestive Clinic, call Margaret Skinner, M.D., at 410-955-1686.

e-Pediatrician - April 21, 2010

Searching for the Source of Stridor

Pediatricians are well familiar with the high-pitched breathing sound called stridor, but pinning down its source in infants is another matter. At Hopkins Children’s recent Pediatric Trends conference, pediatric otolaryngologist David Tunkel, M.D., offered some tips on recognizing common causes of stridor in infants and strategies for prompt treatment.

WebMD - April 20, 2010

Cochlear Implants for Kids: Earlier Surgery Works Best

The sooner children with hearing loss receive cochlear implants, the better, according to new research in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Children who receive cochlear implants before 18 months of age are better able to hear, comprehend sound and music, and speak than are their counterparts who receive the implants at a later age.

HealthDay - January 2, 2010

Watchful Waiting and Pain Relief Considered First when Treating Pediatric Ear Infections

Johns Hopkins Pediatric Otolaryngologist, David Tunkel, M.D., comments on physician practice when it comes to managing and treatment ear infections in children.

David E. Tunkel, MD, Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist, Receives Award from National Medical Society
Press release by American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: October 12, 2009

Alexandria, VA – David E. Tunkel, MD, of Baltimore, MD, received the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Distinguished Service Award at the opening ceremony of the 2009 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA, October 4-7, 2009.

The Academy presents Distinguished Service Awards to medical professionals in recognition of extensive meritorious service through the presentation of instructional courses, scientific papers, participation on a continuing education committee, or Academy leadership position.

Dr. Tunkel is currently the Division Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School Medicine. He also serves as the Chair of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee of the AAO-HNS.

Featuring more than 165 scientific research sessions, 200 posters, and over 300 instruction course hours for attendees, the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO is the largest gathering of otolaryngologists in the world.

Johns Hopkins Health Summer 2009

Quick Consult: All Ears

Chronic ear infections and swimmer's ear are common in kids. Understanding the difference can help you know what you can do at home and when it's time to see the doctor with Dr. David Tunkel.