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    Default experience with gromets in the ears of a toddler and second opinions.

    Has anyone had experience with being told that their toddler needs gromets in the ears and perhaps seeking a second opinion and trying something else first?

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    Was the suggestion of grommets due to hearing loss or ear infections?

    My DD1 had grommets at 2yrs from recurrent ear infections accompanied by a couple of burst eardrums which can leave scar tissue on the ear drum.

    Very simple quick operation. Minimal downtime, no complications and solved the issue 100%. She is now 9 and never had another ear infection

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    My DD had grommets put in at 12mths - she gad recurrent ear infection and chronic glue ear. We paid for it to be done privately as the public list was 12mths+ long. We didn't want to risk the hearing and speech problems that can come by not having the grommets put in. Toddlerhood is so important for learning speech. The op took less than 20 mins, very fast recovery and massive improvement afterwards. The grommets grew out after about 9 mths and never needed them redone. Would do it again in a heartbeat

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    It was definitely worth it for DS1. It sounds scary, but in reality the op was over quickly and he was back to normal a few hours later. He went from constant ear infections to none at all this winter. Earplugs are a bit of a pain to remember, but that's about it.

    Our GP told us we wouldn't regret it, and she was right.

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    We also paid to go privately for our 14 month old DD to get grommets after having recurrent ear infections. We were about to go on holiday to Fiji and I didn't want to risk her ears on the plane. It was fantastic, she basically had ear infections for 5 months straight, until she had the grommets.

    She's since had grommets inserted again at 3. This time we waited on the public list as it was only a 4 month wait. We definitely didn't regret it.

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    Dad had 3 sets of grommets put in following recurrent ear infections and hearing loss from fluid. We didn't seek a second opinion. Grommets were fantastic here!

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    I think we're just about to head down the route of grommets. We've just learnt that DS has moderate hearing loss from fluid and it's affecting his speech development. We have an appointment in a couple of weeks with the ENT, if he suggests grommets we will get them done before he is affected any further.


 

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