Our expert says:
Your son was most likely diagnosed with otitis media with effusion (OME) with affects your childs hearing but is often without symptoms. This is a commen recurrance after flu or an upper respiratory infection. Children are prone to this condition up to the age of 8 to 10 years old and the inablity to react on this could lead to developmental problems in future.
The placement of grommets will relieve the condition immediately and hearing will be back to normal within hours. If you are uncertain of his hearing ability I suggest you have him tested by an audiologist to check his hearing as these children often do not show any signs of hearing loss. If left untreated this will have a devestating effect on his future development.
In you son's case the course of conservative management was unsuccesfull so I would also be inclined to suggest grommets as your ENT already has.
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