Our expert says:
Speak to your doctor regarding your worries re grommets. You may realise they are unfounded. If your child is repeatedly failing the tympanometry in one or both ears, his hearing and speech developement may be at risk.
The problem is due to fluid buildup behind the tympanic membrane, so nothing will run out.
Grommets are a brilliant solution to this problem, once all avenues of conservative management have failed. Please speak to your doctor again, or if you are still uncomfortable , get a second opinion.
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