What are grommets?1
Grommets are tiny tubes that can be inserted into the eardrums to treat ear infections or glue ear. The tubes let fluid drain out of the ears, which helps treat the infection.
Grommet surgery is usually performed on children (but sometimes on adults), in hospital under general anaesthetic (you’ll be asleep).
Grommet surgery is performed by an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon.
The medical term for grommet surgery is ‘myringotomy’.