How Does Otovent
Relieve the pain?
Otovent opens and ventilates the eustachian tube using positive air pressure (auto-inflation). This action allows the fluid that has collected in the middle ear to drain down the back of the throat. The auto-inflation relieves the pain until the body can naturally heal itself.
The Otovent® Method
The Otovent® method is a clinically proven first-line treatment option to help avoid the surgical insertion of tube into the eardrum. It is a non surgical, drug-free treatment for glue ear, and has been recommened by ENT specialists for the last 20 years.
The child inflates a small balloon using their nose, and at the same time equalizes the pressure and relieves the symptons in the middle ear. Blowing up the balloon helps to open up the Eustachian tube, making it easier for fluid to drain from the middle ear.
Children can use Otovent® under parental supervision. It is painless, harmless and takes only a matter of seconds to perform. Otovent® should be used 2-3 times daily until all the fluid has been drained away.
Proven clinical effects
Tympanometry improvement results after two weeks of Otovent® treatment.
How to use Otovent®?
- 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.
- Inhale deeply, close the mouth and the inflate the balloon until it is the size of a grapefruit, by blowing through the nostril.
- Repeat the procedure with the left nostril.
When the balloon is inflated to a grapefuit size the technique is correct and therefore optimum benefits from the treatment will be gained. You will know that the treatment works if you or your child experiences a pressure increase and/or a "pop" in the ear. If the ear does not “pop” upon inflation, the patient should swallow as the balloon deflates back through the nasal passage way.
Note! Maximum 20 inflations per balloon.
When the balloon is inflated to a grapefuit size the technique is correct and therefore optimum benefits from the treatment will be gained. You will know that the treatment works if your child experiences a pressure increase and/or a "click" in the ear.
No Patient injury or negative side effects have been reported using Otovent. This safety record gives you confidence with the results you expect for your child and you! The Otovent balloons in the pack are carefully manufactured to achieve the therapeutic pressure required to open the eustachian tube. When used correctly, the Otovent method provides excellent results in the treatment of children and adults with Secretory otitis media/Otitis media with effusion (SOM/OME). 50% of children (from approximentally 3-4 years) achieve equalization or a lower negative pressure in the middle ear.