Here is scoop on "Ear Tubes" in case you are curious.
WHY DOES A CHILD NEED TUBES ? Indications for Ear Tubes "Tubes", also called, "PE Tubes", "PETs", or "pressure equalizing tubes", allow air to get into the ear space behind the eardrum. Air is needed in this space to allow the eardrum to move. Normally tubes, (eustachian tube) at the back of the throat, do this, but in many children, the eustachian tube is immature, or temporarily not built right, preventing the air from getting into the middle ear. If there is no air in the ear, either fluid builds up, or infections start, or both. With the buildup of fluid or infection, hearing can be affected, either temporarily or permanently. If medicines have not worked, PE tubes can prevent these problems.