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Grommets are very small plastic tubes that sit in the ear drum. The purpose of a grommet is to keep a hole in the eardrum, which allows air into the middle ear preventing a vacuum occurring. This helps prevent the build up of a thick viscous substance known as ‘glue ear’ which is responsible for recurrent ear infections and hearing loss.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the hospital on the following numbers or alternatively you can see your GP.
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 7.30pm
Level 7 Day Case Unit.
Telephone: 01273 696955 extension 2381
Out of hours
Telephone: 01273 696955 extension 2552.
We will provide you with contact details of your Nurse.
This leaflet is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this leaflet is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: February 2020
Review Date: February 2023