What is a tympanostomy?

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If serous otitis media (fluid in the middle ear) persists or if your child has frequent ear infections, the doctor may suggest inserting ear tubes (tympanostomy) to establish proper functioning of the middle ear. This procedure may sound complicated, but it is a simple and usually effective procedure.

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Ear Disorders

Ear Disorders

Your ear is a complex organ composed of the outer, middle and inner ear (as well as fluid). Any disorder involving your ear -- ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere's disease -- can affect either your hearing or your balance. Treatmen...

t options for ear disorders vary based on the type of disorder you have.
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