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Grommets, adenoids and tonsils podcast

Does your child experience constant ear infections? Are they a chronic snorer? Do they fall asleep at school? Infections of the middle ear, tonsils and adenoids are quite common in children and can lead to developmental delays.

In our latest podcast episode, St John of God Subiaco Hospital Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon Dr Paul Bumbak discusses the reasons children need grommets, what signs to look out for and how to safely clean the ear.

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About the Author

Dr Paul Bumbak BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRACS is a Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon at St John of God Hospitals Subiaco Hospital. Paul completed his Internship at Royal Perth Hospital (2002), worked in a variety of surgical sub-specialities, before deciding on a career in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (2006). Following extensive training in Adelaide, Darwin and Perth, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2011. Most recently, Paul completed a Paediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. His current research interests include obstructive sleep disorder and Indigenous children’s ear disease. He is also enthusiastic about the opportunities for rural patients with the development of Telehealth Clinics and a visiting Rural Paediatric ENT service.