Glue ear in adults

Glue Ear (otherwise known as Otitis Media with Effusion or Serious Otitis Media) is a common medical condition which affects hearing. This can result in communication challenges at work and social difficulties.

The ear is comprised of three parts: the outer ear canal, the middle ear space (where infections occur) and the inner ear where the nerves and balance are located. The upper throat and back of the nasal cavity or Nasopharynx is connected to the middle ear via a canal called the Eustachian tube.

Approximately 1/3 of glue ear sufferers are adults. The condition occurs when the Eustachian tube fills with fluid rather than air, usually due to a common cold. After a while the fluid can become thick and glue like affecting your hearing.

Symptoms

  • Dulled hearing

    The sticky glue-like fluid associated with the condition dampens the vibrations made by soundwaves causing a reduction in hearing ability

  • Vertigo

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  • Ear ache

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  • Dizziness

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  • Balance problems

    Ear conditions can cause balance problems

  • Nausea

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Has your child had a cold recently and you’ve noticed that their hearing has got worse or that they aren’t responding to sounds as quickly as they used to? If so, your child may have glue ear and need help equalising the difference in pressure in the middle ear. Otovent is a safe method that can be used by children aged 3 and over.

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How to use Otovent®?

  • Connect

    Connect the balloon to the nose piece. Hold the round part of the nose piece firmly against the right nostril with the right hand. Press the left nostril closed with the left hand.

  • Inflate

    Inhale deeply, close the mouth and inflate the balloon until it is the size of a grapefruit by blowing through the nostril.

  • Repeat

    Repeat the procedure with the left nostril. You will know that the treatment works if you experience a pressure increase and/or a “click” in the ear.

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What is Otovent®?

Drug-free and non-surgical, Otovent® is an auto-inflation device. The balloons included in the kit are specially pressurised to open the eustachian tube when inflated via the nose. This process allows the fluid associated with glue ear to safely drain away. Referring to clinical trials conducted on children diagnosed with glue ear, NICE recommends that auto-inflation is tried during the watch and wait / active observation period.

  • Recommended age

    8+

  • Ability to blow nose

    Yes

  • Assistance by adult

    No


    Lofarma

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