Ear Tubes


and now a health tip brought to you by
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Comcast cares children’s ears are
sensitive and their hearing can be easily damaged hearing loss may be
caused by fluid building up behind the ears and painful ear infections these
problems result in millions of doctor’s office visits and antibiotic
prescriptions every year and most children ear tubes can reduce the number
of ear infections and restore hearing and fewer ear infections means a
healthier and happier child ear tubes are tiny cylinders that are placed in
the ear drum there are two types of ear tubes short-term tubes are smaller and
are used for six months to a year long-term tubes are larger are used for
a longer period of time and must be removed by a specialist more than half a
million ear tube surgeries are performed every year on children it’s one of the
most common childhood surgeries performed with anesthesia this health
tip was brought to you by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Comcast cares

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