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Otitis media with effusion (OME)

Consider if:

  • hearing impairment
  • indistinct speech or speech delay
  • behavioural problems
  • repeated ear infections or pain
  • recurrent URTI or nasal obstruction

Important to check there is no other cause of hearing impairment.  Usually sufficient to monitor for 3/12.

Surgery only if bilateral and persistent, with impaired hearing or else significant impairment of learning or behaviour.

Nice guidance CG60, 2008