21 Nov 2019

Glue ear and speech development

From Nine To Noon, 11:28 am on 21 November 2019

Speech and language therapist Christian Wright discusses the impact on speech development in children of glue ear.
Glue ear is the build up of sticky fluid in the middle ear which can cause hearing loss. It's estimated 80 per cent of children will have had one episode of glue ear by the time they're 10 years old. Thousands of children each year have surgery, where ventilation tubes or grommets are inserted.