glue ear


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glue ear

accumulation of fluid in the middle ear in children, caused by infection and sometimes resulting in deafness
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Severe glue ear can make it difficult for young children to learn to communicate and understand others.
In one case, I treated a child for more than a year for glue ear, an inflammation of the middle ear.
Children under four years old, or older children who have persistent glue ear or a complicating factor such as cleft palate or Down's syndrome, will be referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist.
A GLUE ear is a condition that occurs in children who get repeated middle ear infections.
A spokesman for the British Dyslexia Association said: "Some dyslexic difficulties have been associated with glue ear, but that's far from the whole picture.
In kids, common problems include hearing difficulties, glue ear and tonsillitis.
This can lead to a condition called glue ear, which can last for many months.
Further details about glue ear are available from: 0151-252 3757.
This can be caused by things like intermittent hearing loss and glue ear.
But the child who ignores instructions or simply shouts all the time may not be being naughty -- they may have a medical condition called glue ear.
If your GP suspects your child has glue ear he or she will refer them to a specialist.
The common procedure to correct the condition, known as glue ear, takes only 15 minutes and leaves no outward signs.