Ear Tubes Directory
Ear tubes are common treatments for recurrent child ear infections, hearing loss, or speech delay. The tubes are surgically placed in the eardrum to drain the fluid and relieve pressure. Children with ear tubes will need routine checkups to be sure there are no complications. Tubes may need to be in place for up to a year or more before they fall out or are surgically removed. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how ear tubes are inserted, why they are used, and much more.
The Basics of Ear Infections
WebMD explains the causes of ear infections.
Help for Parents of Children With Hearing Loss
Here are tips on recognizing a hearing problem in your child and getting the assistance he or she needs.
What Is Ear Barotrauma?
You may not have heard of ear barotrauma, but you've probably had it. It's that stuffed-up feeling you get when flying or scuba diving. Here's why it happens and how to prevent it.
Ear Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment
You or your child may have an earache along with a sore throat, stuffy nose, or fever --– signs of a possible infection. Learn more about how doctors diagnose and treat these cases.