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General Questions

  • It can take a few times to get used to and feel comfortable using the product and with the technique. It is helpful if a parent is able to try Otovent first and then tell the child what it feels like. Used correctly, the user will hear sounds – clicking or crackling – inside their ear.

  • Read more about the studies behind Otovent HERE.

  • Otovent can be used by children aged 3 and over.

  • As soon as possible after the diagnosis of glue ear is made. Early intervention produces the best results.

  • It can take a few goes to learn how to use Otovent correctly. Gently stretching the balloon before the first use can make it easier to inflate.

  • Otovent should not be used if you have a cold, an ear infection or an upper respiratory tract infection. Otovent has undergone extensive testing and clinical trials to ensure that the product is safe.

  • If the difference in pressure is not equalised by opening the Eustachian tube, fluid can build up behind the eardrum. This is glue ear.

  • Otovent is a safe method. In rare cases, there may be transient side effects such as earache, headache, dizziness or nosebleeds.

  • Otovent should not be used if your child has a cold, an ear infection or an upper respiratory tract infection.

  • Otovent can be used to equalise middle ear pressure before and after a flight. It can also be used during flight when differences in pressure are felt in the ears. Read more about the clinical trials Otovent has undergone on the HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS page.