Glue Ear: Guide

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About Glue Ear

This column explains what Glue Ear is and how it is caused. Glue Ear is common in the first few years of life and the reasons for this will be explained.

An awareness of the symptoms of Glue Ear will help early identification.

Understanding what it sounds like to hear with Glue Ear is important to promote appropriate interventions.

Congestion in the ear is very common in young children and doesn’t always cause a hearing loss.  Glue Ear is the term used when the congestion is persistent and is causing a hearing loss.