Luckily Monkey has not had any ear infections to date, but I know that just because it has not happened does not mean it will not happen in the future.
After testing out the EarCheck with Monkey I have some thoughts. With one button I can honestly say that the EarCheck was easy to use. The display is easy to read and the results are straight forward and easy to understand, either fluid is unlikely, you should continue to monitor your child or you should consult a doctor. I like that the EarCheck is simple and does not require me as a parent to evaluate more information than I have to. Because we all know that when your child is sick or hurting you don’t have time to chart out numbers and compare graphs.
I was a little worried that it would be hard to keep Monkey still enough to try out the EarCheck, but she thought it was great fun. Mostly because the EarCheck makes a light chirping and beeping sound while it is scanning which she though was very entertaining.
Because we have not had to suffer through the dreaded ear infection yet buying a product like this never crossed my mind. The only worry that I have about the EarCheck is that it is battery operated. I never realized before we had Monkey how many things require batteries.
I do think this product would be a nice addition to any first aide or “sick kit” for your kids, especially if any of your children have trouble with ear aches. Having the EarCheck around would help you evaluate your child’s ear pain and help you decide if a doctors visit is needed and possibly saving you time and money.
Please feel free to visit EarCheck Middle Ear Monitor’s website for more information.