Dear Glue Ear
It happens often that fluid builds up and doesn't drain from the middle ear. This fluid can thicken over time and often the only symptom will be a feeling of pressure in the ear. This will cause what we call a conductive hearing loss. The build-up in the middle-ear interferes with the conduction of sound and causes a temporary hearing loss. It is very important to have the fluid cleared up. I would recommend that you follow the advice of the ENT specialist. Grommets are very effective and it is quite a simple procedure that most specialists have lots of expereince in. I don't think there is a need for concern, if that was the recommendation.
It might also be necessary for your little one to have some speech and language therapy once the ears are cleared.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or need more information
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