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Grommet Insertion

Glue ear is a condition where the middle ear fills with glue-like fluid instead of air causing a dullness in hearing. In most cases it will clear itself however in some cases an operation is required to insert a grommet into into the eardrum.

A grommet is a small pips that is put across the eardrum which allows air to get into the middle ear. This operation is only performed after a period of time to see if the issue will cure itself. The operation itself is performed making a tiny cut in the eardrum where the grommet is placed.

Hearing in most cases will improve immediately however if you have any questions it is advised to speak with your consultant prior to the operation.

Most patients will be allowed home the day of or the day after the procedure .We advise that the patient be away from work for a period of one week following the operation. 

Please do discuss any questions you may have with your consultant prior to the procedure.

This procedure will normally be covered by the medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with the provider prior to any treatment.

If you are paying for your own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.


The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551