Ear problems can cause discomfort and be worrying, especially if your child is affected. But they are usually treatable and unlikely to lead to long-term problems.
This section tells you all about some of the common ear conditions that can cause hearing loss, earache and balance problems. We explain what causes the conditions, steps you can take to avoid them, and the treatments that are available.
If you're looking for more information, our factsheets and leaflets tell you about a range of issues related to the ears and hearing. You can download them from our information and resources area, or order by contacting our Information Line.