Middle Ear Infections and Ear Tube Surgery
Plenty of kids get ear aches, also known as middle ear infections, but how do you know if it’s a more serious problem? Everybody knows somebody whose child is getting “tubes,” but what is it that makes surgery necessary? If you’re constantly struggling with ear aches, kept up by your child’s recurrent infections in spite of many different antibiotics, if you’ve ever worried about hearing loss or speech delay, it may be time to raise the question of ear tube surgery. It isn’t as scary as it sounds, and knowing more about the procedure reassures many parents. Read below for more information on this common surgical procedure.