Shawn Ciecko MD -Otolaryngologist, Medical School at University of Buffalo, Resident in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center, ENT and Allergy Associate.
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Tympanostomy Tubes Indications in Children Male: What’s the criteria for a child to under three that you would consider putting tubes on? Shawn: There are two main criteria we use. One is number of ear infections and the second is middle ear fusion lasting for a certain period of time. The general criteria are four more infections in the year’s time or three or more ear infections in the six months. And again that’s a rough estimate. Every child needs to be taken as an individual and you need to discuss each child’s care individually. The second is a middle ear fusion lasting greater than three months with the hearing loss or conductive hearing loss and that gets back to the speech and language development which we discussed earlier. If they have a conductive hearing loss with an ear fusion for greater than three months, tubes can be considered in that case.

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