glue ear


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glue ear

middle ear inflammation with thick mucoid effusion caused by long-standing eustachian tube obstruction.

glue ear

Secretory otitis media, see there.

glue ear

(glū ēr)
Middle ear inflammation with thick mucoid effusion caused by long-standing pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube obstruction.

glue ear

Secretory OTITIS MEDIA. A condition affecting the middle ears of children in which the free movement of the chain of bones linking the eardrum to the inner ear is impeded by sticky mucus. This causes deafness which is often unsuspected as the child does not complain. Early treatment is essential if the education, and possibly intellectual development, are not to suffer.
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Audiologist Vicki Kirwin, from the Society, said: "It is essential that parents, teachers and any other professionals in contact with children know how to spot the signs of glue ear in children.
If children have repeated bouts of glue ear, grommet surgery is a quick and painless solution.
People of any age can develop glue ear but it is most common in children under eight.
For Julia, who has two other daughters, Josie, 13, and Lucianna, 11, the glue ear problem has resulted in repeated perforated ear drums for Natalya and even the installation of ear grommets to try to drain the fluid has only given temporary relief.
Once a month, public relations staff can opt for either an Indian head massage, a back massage or Hopi ear candles, which is a treatment developed by the Hopi tribes of North and South America to treat and alleviate a number of conditions, including headaches, migraine, colds, glue ear and catarrh.
She said, 'We cut out the casein [a protein found in animal milk] first because our son had a lot of ear infections - glue ear and thinks like that.
A THE commonest cause of hearing loss at this age, especially if he had a cold, is glue ear.
His language wasn't developing properly and the problem was put down to glue ear, a common childhood complaint.
Symptoms include sore eyes, nose, throat, headaches, dizziness, nausea, asthma and glue ear in children.
It is especially useful for asthma, glue ear, after accidents, or to relieve problems following strong drug therapy such as chemotherapy.
In kids, common problems include hearing difficulties, glue ear and tonsillitis.
Severe glue ear can make it difficult for young children to learn to communicate and understand others.