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PostPosted: 22 Nov 2009 19:03 
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My daughter also suffers from really bad ear infections with 12 recorded in the past 21 months :( She has to go and have hearing tests every 3 months and they have now found that she has glue ear in both ears and the drum is not responding to sound.Also she has adenoids enlarged which she should not yet have. We are not awaiting our appointment at ENT to sort out an operation for grommits. I know this is a very easy procedure but i am still concerned and do not want her to undergo any more surgery. The positive side is that for a short while of discomfort her ear infections will be gone and she will have crystal clear hearing :)

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My daughter also suffers from really bad ear infections with 12 recorded in the past 21 months :( She has to go and have hearing tests every 3 months and they have now found that she has glue ear in both ears and the drum is not responding to sound.Also she has adenoids enlarged which she should not yet have. We are not awaiting our appointment at ENT to sort out an operation for grommits. I know this is a very easy procedure but i am still concerned and do not want her to undergo any more surgery. The positive side is that for a short while of discomfort her ear infections will be gone and she will have crystal clear hearing :)


I understand that its awful to see your child go through pain - even if it is an easy procedure. I had no end of problems with my ears when I was little, my eustacian tubes are too narrow and Ive always suffered from pain and infection. I appreciate its not as serious as your little daughters ear problem, but just to let you know that you are not alo0ne. And she will feel so much better after her op, i know I did! x

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hi my youngest son had gromits fitted when he was 2 and a half he does have a hearing loss but on a plus side he copes very well at 1 point we we advised to do sign with him and he had a teacher for the deaf and speech therapist coming to our house every week but now he doesnt need any support amasingly he also doesnt need hearing aids we were told originally he would need them
it was so hard but he amazed everyone
the gromits didnt last long one ear was only a couple of month
he still gets ear infections and his ear drums perferate which is extremley painful for him and awful to watch him go threw

i hope your little ones op goes fine and im sure she will feel so much benefit from it
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Thanks guys x

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Megan had Glue Ear as a little one and seemed to constantly have ear infections - sometimes both ears at the same time. Her speech development was badly affected because of the deafness but we were advised not to have grommets because of her heart condition and see if she 'grew out of it'. As it happens by the age of about 6 she stopped having infections all the time and with speech therapy her speech improved too.

Good luck with the hospital visit and I'm sure everythinmg will be fine. :)


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corey has glue ear and his speech is badly affected by it, he can hardly speak its almost as if his speech has gone backwards ashe only really says about 10-15 words max now but they wont give him gromits :twisted: really ps me off as the just fob meoff every time

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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2009 14:42 
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You have to push and push! My advice to everyone is if you are not happy with what you have been told, speak to complaints at your hospital, they will bend over backwards to help you and get it sorted. It is your child they should respect this and give him grommits straight away, he is suffering much more than Abigail and they are not even thinking twice about hers. Demand to see an ENT doctor not just a general paeditrician x

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we have seen 3 ENT doctors 2 at my local hospital who have said he has glue ear and that there was no vibration what so ever in his left ear and 1 at Bristol childrens hospital but they were useless said he was to young and couldnt tell if he had it or not! I have tried evrything but they wont help if been back and forth form docs, hv and hospital many times over the last year but they dont want to help! they keep telling me taht it wont effect his speech etc which i know is wrong as my 4 brothers had it and are all behind on learning & speech!

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Thats crazy and makes me really angry, what is it with doctors???? Luckily ABigails speech is not affected as at 2 you can have proper conversations with her however hers has been caught and too has no vibrations in either ears but they havent left it! I dont know what to advise you, i am so angry for you, this is what makes me so sad :( If i think of anything i will let you know :( xxx
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Thanks it is a pain! he has speech therapy as hes really behind and is due to start school next year but his speech therapist has said she finds it hard to work with him because of his glue ear.

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