Home > ENT-ear,nose and throat > Middle Ear Infections Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Jan 18, 2010 by JHerzog, Views: 4053 Middle ear infections are very common in children. Persistent fluid in the middle ear can lead to hearing loss, so it is important to recognize these infections. These occur in children mostly due to eustacian tube dysfunction. You should see an ear specialist if there is any hearing loss or delay in speech. Many of these infections are treated with antibiotics, but some children may need ear tubes for treatment.