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Bethesda, Md. (Feb. 3, 2004) – National Naval Medical Center physician, Capt. David
Thompson performs an ear tube surgery on a young hospital patient. According to Thompson, an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, ear tubes are very common among children and dramatically reduce the amount of ear infections and hearing loss for kids. The average child has about 2.5 ear infections. Those with chronic infections may require the surgery, which usually takes only about 15 to 20 minutes to perform. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Erica Mater. (RELEASED)

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