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OME Pathway - Refer to ENT

Information to be included in referral letter:

  • Length of time of OME and if biltateral or unilateral.
  • Reported hearing loss from parents or caregivers including length of that history.
  • Any suspected or diagnosed pre-existing hearing, language or developmental problems. 
  • Family history of middle ear problems.
  • Chronic purulent nasal discharge (may indicate need for adenoiectomy as well).
  • OME that resolves then rapidly recurs is effectively chronic OME and should be managed as such.
  • Episodes of AOM.
  • Snoring.
  • Please attach any audiometry results and information from other agencies, even if the child has been seen at the hospital.

NB: It is imperative that in an uncomplicated case the referral  demonstrates  that there has been bilateral OME and hearing loss for 12 weeks or unilateral OME  and hearing loss for 6months. 

Post Operative Grommet Information

Last updated : Thursday, May 18, 2017
Next review date : Friday, May 18,2018

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