I usually post about my older son, but we are off to the ENT soon for my youngest due to persistent fluid in his left ear. He had frequent EIs as a toddler and ear tubes were placed around age 2 after a severe reaction to several antibiotics. Of course the original tubes fell out long ago and while he has only had maybe 1 EI since, fluid in the left ear is still present. I took him to the pedi last week for a hearing check and he failed the left ear. It is filled with clear fluid. I believe he has had fluid in that ear for 2 years . He failed the hearing screen in kindergarten, but then passed. He is now having trouble with reading . We are headed back to the ENT in two weeks and I am hoping they agree to putting a tube in his left ear. I was told by a different dr. in the practice he "only needs one good ear." This seems unacceptable to me. Does this sound like a reason for ear tubes? I wonder how much he is not hearing and how he has compensated for the hearing loss. Feeling frustrated!