When the middle ear becomes filled with fluid, hearing loss occurs. This condition is called glue ear; also called OME (otitis media with effusion). Children are most affected with glue ear. The exact reason for this condition is unknown and treatment is is rarely necessary as it often resolves itself. Only in severe cases will an ENT surgeon perform surgery such as draining the ear.
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Private hospital run by Nuffield Health
Glasgow, G12 0PJ
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Private hospital run by BMI Healthcare
Glasgow, G52 3NQ
Private hospital run by Spire Healthcare
Edinburgh, EH22 1FE
Stirling, FK7 9PU
Dundee, DD2 1LJ
Edinburgh, EH12 6UD
Aberdeen, AB10 1RW