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Does my child need hearing aids for glue ear?

My child has been diagnosed with repeated glue ear, he has had grommets fitted in the past and is once again struggling to hear when there is background noise e.g. in the classroom, roadside or home with TV, etc. In your opinion would hearing aids facilitate his ease of hearing?

Answer: 

Glue ear is extremely common in young children and will often recur over many years. Whilst the fitting of grommets is one form of treatment, dependent on the type of grommet, they generally only last for a few months. It might well be worth discussing with your GP the option of temporary hearing aids for your son as they are also known to be an effective treatment of the symptoms of glue ear.

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