Experts: Screen More Kids for Middle Ear Fluid

New guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery foundation recommend that children with developmental issues and syndromes should be checked for fluid in the middle ear. The problem is referred to as otitis media with effusion and clears on its own after 4 to 6 weeks. In some cases, it fails to clear and becomes infected leading to impaired hearing.

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Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.