Some children experience recurrent or chronic otitis media with prolonged effusion that can cause hearing problems, disrupted sleep and delayed speech development. The new study by Siggard and colleagues investigates symptom relief and parent satisfaction in children below 12 years undergoing tympanostomy tube insertion. Based on almost 2500 cases, the authors report a high rate of symptom relief and parental satisfaction 1-12 months following tube insertion.
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Parent satisfaction and symptom relief in children with otitis media undergoing tympanostomy tube insertion
Lene Dahl Siggaard, Thomas Qvist Barrett, Michael Lüscher et al