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Will pe tubes ever cause scarring which can decrease the ability to hear?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Highly unlikely
Making an incision and placing a tube in the ear drum can cause scarring.
However, it is highly unlikely that the scarring would cause any hearing loss, even after repeated tube placement. Having the condition for which the tubes are being placed is usually casuing hearing loss. The benefits of tube placement far out-weigh not having them.

In brief: Highly unlikely
Making an incision and placing a tube in the ear drum can cause scarring.
However, it is highly unlikely that the scarring would cause any hearing loss, even after repeated tube placement. Having the condition for which the tubes are being placed is usually casuing hearing loss. The benefits of tube placement far out-weigh not having them.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Not likely
Very rarely does insertion of pe tubes affect hearing in a negative manner.

In brief: Not likely
Very rarely does insertion of pe tubes affect hearing in a negative manner.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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