Paediatric Hearing Loss/Infections

Ear infections / Glue ear

Children are more susceptible to developing both painful ear infections, or developing persisting fluid in their middle ear. This can have significant impact on their hearing, speech and language development, and even balance. These can be difficult to identify as children may not notice any symptoms. If fluid lasts for more than 3 months in the ear, or there are speech development concerns, or they have recurrent ear infections, small ventilation tubes (grommets) may need to be placed in the ear drum.