A lot of the time glue ear goes away on its own after 3 months, but if you are still having a persistent problem with your hearing then it’s important to seek out appropriate medical care.
Treatments for glue ear include:
- Grommets – small tubes inserted into the eardrum to drain fluid (this will involve surgery)
- An adenoidectomy – the adenoids are removed (often in conjunction with grommet insertion) to improve overall hearing health and reduce the likelihood of glue ear ever recurring again
- Hearing aids – used instead of surgery to help manage deafness brought on by the condition
Remember, glue ear cannot be treated with over-the-counter or prescription medication. If you still are uncertain or think you have it, go to a qualified medical professional for confirmation and diagnosis.