Grommets at last!

So 18 months after the initial diagnostics of glue ear, about 7 hearing tests and various other appointments we have finally got the go ahead for Kayleigh to have Grommets fitted.

It’s a relief if I’m honest. The amount of times we’ve gone back and forth and her hearing has only slightly improved then to deteriorate not long after.

I do worry about the whole operation but I know it is going to make such a difference to her life. She has been struggling for so long with her limited hearing that I have been worrying about her at school in what she is trying to learn as so much that is taught as part of a class needs her to be able to hear.

I think at times she also gets frustrated.

Its hard not being able to hear what’s going on around you properly, I know.

This is going to be a whole new world for Kayleigh and I know she is going to adapt to it really well. She will be able to enjoy just talking to people without always having to say “pardon” and be able to hear what’s going on around her even if it is really noisy.

All we have to do now is just wait for our pre-op appointment.


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  • Elaine Livingstone

    they do make a huge difference. 2 of my children had them when they were 3 ( along with adenoids and tonsils out) and again at 6 and 9 and my daughter found it very strange for the first month or so as she could hear clocks ticking or taps dripping, all the little noises we just dont bother with on a normal day to day.
    Hope it all goes ok, and she improves and gets more enjoyment out of life.

  • Georgia Keogh

    I had grommets put in when I was 6 (I’m almost 25 now) and it made such a big difference. I went from being practically deaf and almost mute and in a special education class to a normal hearing, chatty child in the top sets. I remember going into hospital for the surgery and is was completely un-traumatic. I think grommets is quite a routine operation for ENT surgeons to perform 🙂

    Good luck with everything!