These are tiny plastic tubes that are put in the eardrum. This is done during a short operation at hospital under general anaesthetic. The grommets are inserted after the fluid in the middle ear has been drained away. The grommets allow air to circulate in the middle ear and stop more fluid from building up.
Grommets can clear the fluid from glue ear inside your child’s ears and improve their hearing until they grow out of it.
More information is provided in the patient information leaflet linked to on this page.