Hearing management

Posted by: TG | 2009-03-02


Grommets in 1 year old

How safe is the procedure?
Are there any risks involved?
What are the benefits?

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear TG

It is a very commonly used procedure and most Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists have a lot of experience with it. There are however always risks involved in any procedure. Please discuss your concerns with your specialist, he/she would be able to explain the risks best in your specific case, as they have the full medical history. The point of the procedure is to relief pressure in the middle ear and drain fluid. This fluid normally drains through the Eustachian Tube and when this tube is not able to function normally, then they insert the grommet in the eardrum to allow for drainage.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any further questions

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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