Otitis media with effusion (glue ear)

Glue ear is a very common condition that affects children. It is also called ‘otitis media with effusion’, which means that the middle ear contains fluids. It occurs when a sticky fluid (glue) builds up inside the ear. This can affect hearing because the parts of the middle ear cannot move freely, although the level of hearing loss is mild to moderate, rather than severe or profound.

Grommets are tiny tubes which are inserted into the eardrum to treat glue ear. They allow air to pass through the eardrum, which keeps the air pressure on either side equal.

Mr. Dhanasekar performs this simple procedure under a General Anaesthetic in a hospital site, which routinely deals with children and has the necessary support for children.