My 7yr old daughter failed her first hearing test at 18 months old. Because Her ears were blocked with dry skin . her E.N.T. doctor put the tubes into her ears which he said would cure the hearing problems but they don't. rhiannon has had 3 lots of tubes put in in the last four years because they keep falling out. which I think has a lot to do with the ichthyosis.Because usually one set can last up to eight years before falling out.
so now we go every 8 weeks and he sucks all the dry skin out and her hearing is great .