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What Is Ear Tube Surgery (Myringotomy)?

A doctor might suggest ear tube surgery if a child gets many ear infections that don't clear up easily or the ear infections seem to be causing hearing loss or speech delay. Ear tube surgery can drain fluid from the middle ear, prevent future infections, and help the child hear properly again.

  • 30-Second Summary: Ear Tube Surgery

    30-Second Summary: Ear Tube Surgery

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Medically reviewed by: KidsHealth Medical Experts
Date reviewed: January 2022