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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In either case an ENT surgeon might recommend removing the adenoids together with the tonsils to improve breathing, or remove the adenoids when inserting grommets to help with the treatment of glue ear.
Spontaneous resolution of severe chronic glue ear in children and the effect of adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, and insertion of ventilation tubes (grommets).
IT is vitally important that treatment for glue ear, the common childhood illness is not rationed by the NHS, as suggested in some press coverage of the British Medical Association's report for the future of the NHS in England.
Not only that but hospital consultants and GPs in the area decided that there are other thresholds before they will tackle 10 conditions, including varicose veins and grommets for glue ear in children.
Glue ear (where the ear canal becomes blocked by mucous secretions) can cause a significant hearing difficulty, leading to a child appearing not to be listening, having to turn the TV up loud and shouting.
Alternatively, you might want to try a clever little device called Otovent - this works on the same principal and is used to treat children with glue ear.
Early surgery, compared with watchful waiting for glue ear and effect on.
A Midland MP has hit out over the lack of specialist help given to parents whose children are diagnosed with the hearing condition glue ear.
CHILDREN suffering glue ear can ease their pain by blowing up balloons with their noses, experts found.
Other causes include glue ear and certain allergies/bacterial infections.
Dr Snelling also said children who suffered temporary hearing loss through conditions like coughs, colds and glue ear will not be affected.