If you are struggling with earaches and repeated ear infections, you may have a condition commonly known as glue ear. Glue ear is a condition in which fluid builds behind the ear drum. Our ear, nose and throat (ENT) team can support you with the insertion of grommets, which are small plastic or metal tubes to allow air into your ear and prevent further build up.
A speedy procedure to relieve painful symptoms
Following your initial consultation and examination, your Consultant will remove the fluid from your ear drum by suction before placing the small grommet into your ear. This is a very quick procedure, which usually takes around 20 minutes, meaning you are free to go home the same day and carry on with your usual activities.
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Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options.
Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.
What does the insertion of grommets involve?
The grommet insertion operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and takes around 20 minutes. A small hole will be made in the ear drum so the fluid can be removed by suction (a myringotomy), before the small tube (grommet) is placed into the hole.
How do I protect my ear after the procedure?
You should not swim for six weeks after the procedure. The medical team will give you further advice on how to protect the ear.
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