Ear tubes are inserted in more than 10,000 children every week in the United States. Written by an international authority on otitis media (middle ear problems), A Parent’s Guide to Ear Tubes will help you decide if your child needs ear tubes and how to benefit most if ear tubes are placed. The book addresses, in a straightforward manner, the myriad of concerns that accompany ear problems. It is an easy read for parents offering practical information previously unavailable in one place. Most importantly, you will achieve peace of mind and a feeling of control over your child’s ear problems. Need to know information is well-supported by accompanying color illustrations. The aim of this guide is to: help your child feel great and sleep well, achieve peace of mind and a feeling of control over your child’s ear problems, allow your child to progress as rapidly as possible with speech, language, and learning, reduce, or eliminate, the need for oral antibiotics by using antibiotic ear drops, when necessary, permit your child to bathe and swim without earplugs, headbands, or other water precautions, and keep the tubes functional and trouble-free for the longest time possible.