Many a times, children and infants face life threatening crises due to obstructions in the nasal and airway passage. Immediate and accurate medical help in such situations can make all the difference between life and death. The Department of Ear, Nose & Throat of Manipal Hospitals has advanced facilities for critical care and round-the-clock visits by doctors to resolve such sensitive issues. The department also conducts neonatal screening to detect hearing loss in newborns. Many children and infants from India and the neighbouring countries have benefited from the diverse diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic audiological procedures available here.