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for Otitis Media with Effusion

Otitis Media with Effusion
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)Children not at risk of speech and language problems may be managed expectantly for 3>
2)Laterality and duration of effusion should be documented.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1)Hearing should be tested for effusion persisting 3 months or greater or if concern of significant hearing loss.
2)Early referral for patients at risk of speech and language developmental delay and those with pre-existing hearing loss.
3)Patients will be offered an audiology appointment coordinated with clinic visit, but urgent requests may necessitate two separate appointments.
4)Bring records of newborn hearing screening or outside audiology screening.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) Academy Guidelines:
Clinical Practice Guideline: Tympanostomy Tubes in Children
University of Michigan Clinical Care Guidelines:
Otitis Media
Patient Education Materials:
Ear Infection (Acute Otitis Media)
Otitis Media: Fluid in the Middle Ear
Appointment Timeframe Next Available Appointment
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart.
External Patients: Hand carry results including hard copies or diskette of any imaging studies to visit.
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-362-9555
Patients: 734-936-5730
Clinic Location Sites UMHS Pediatric Otolaryngology:
Taubman Health Care Center
Livonia Center for Specialty Care

UM Audiology Services Available at the following locations:
Taubman Health Center
Brighton Health Center
Livonia Center for Specialty Care
East Ann Arbor Health Center
UM Consulting Physician General Otolaryngology Faculty - Pediatric
Revised on: 03/04/2015