Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Maseeha | 2011/01/08

Q.

Blocked Ears

I''ve seen an ENT who diagnosed me with having a blocked eustacian tube. This comes after I noticed that my ears were blocked. He prescribed steroids and nasal sprays, but there was still no improvement. He now recomends inserting grommets in my ears. Is this advisable? Is this also the normal procedure and treatment?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi Maseeha

Yes these are all normal procedures for what is termed Eustachian Tube dysfunction. If you are uncomfortable or unsure about this recommendation it is always good to get a second opinion.

Feel free to contact me should you need a referral to another ENT specialist in your area on debbiep@widex.co.za.

Regards
Debbie

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011/01/25

Hi Maseeha

Yes these are all normal procedures for what is termed Eustachian Tube dysfunction. If you are uncomfortable or unsure about this recommendation it is always good to get a second opinion.

Feel free to contact me should you need a referral to another ENT specialist in your area on debbiep@widex.co.za.

Regards
Debbie

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