Hummingbird Ear Tubes

A breakthrough alternative to traditional ear tube surgery that enables physicians to place ear tubes without general anesthesia. 

A New Ear Tube Alternative with
No General Anesthesia

Ear infections in children are the most common reason families visit their pediatrician’s office each year in the United States. In fact, 75% of pediatric patients will have at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 years old, and 1 in 15 children will have ear tubes placed.

Ear tube placement is often recommended for children with recurring ear infections. Most commonly, ear tube placement is performed in an operating room setting and involves fasting, general anesthesia and post-recovery care and monitoring. Parents also undergo the challenge of managing the stress associated with surgery for their child, as well as costs that are often significant.

Preceptis Medical’s founders wanted to create a minimally invasive alternative to ear tube surgery to reduce the challenges and stressors that come with pediatric surgery.

The Hummingbird device received initial U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance in 2020 and is now cleared for children 6 months of age and older.

Thousands of procedures have been successfully performed across the United States, offering more comfort to children, accessibility to parents and efficiency for surgeons.²

The procedure can be done from the comfort and familiarity of the physician’s office with no anesthesia. This allows children to return to normal activities immediately following treatment. 

Hummingbird ear tubes are for surgeons who want to offer parents and their children a safe, quick and less expensive option.

How Are Ear Infections Managed Using Ear Tubes?

Real-Life Impact of Ear Tube Alternatives

“We got hummingbird tubes for my son and it was a no brainer to do the same when my daughter needed tubes. We would do it again for our third child.”


Mother of Tucker

“Our son recovered immediately. And he was awesome for the rest of the day. The procedure was easy on my child and easy on me as a parent.”


Mother of Barrett

“No need for general anesthesia and arguably more important, no need to ask our toddler to fast before the procedure was completed! It was also much less expensive than traditional ear tubes.”


Father of Charlotte

“Couldn’t have been more amazed at how quick this procedure was. This has been a true life saver.”


Mother of Elaina

The Hummingbird Device is FDA-cleared for use in children 6 months and older. Please discuss with your ENT provider to determine if Hummingbird ear tubes are right for your child.

Get in touch with the Hummingbird team.

*This form is intended to request additional information on the Hummingbird procedure. If you need immediate medical assistance, please contact your doctor. Preceptis Medical is not a healthcare provider. Thank you!


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Indications For Use: The Hummingbird® Tympanostomy Tube System (HTTS) is intended to deliver a tympanostomy tube (also referred to as a ventilation tube) through the tympanic membrane of the patient and is indicated to be used in office settings for children 6 months and older.

¹ Source: IBM Marketscan Commercial Claims and Medicaid Database
² Source: Results from Hummingbird In-Office Pediatric Clinical Study – results on file.