Otovent® is a nasal balloon device for autoinflation of the Eustachian tube to equalize negative middle ear pressure. Otovent® consists of two parts, a latex balloon and a polypropylene nose piece, which are connected before use. It is a non-sterile, reusable device. Packaging contains balloon/ balloons, nose piece and instructions for use. Some articles also contain a storage unit.
Otovent® Balloons are spare balloons to be used together with the nose piece provided with Otovent®.
Otovent® Balloons are available in some markets.
Otovent® is intended for treatment of negative pressure in the middle ear.
Who can use Otovent®?
Otovent® can be used by adults and in children aged 3 years and up. The treatment of children should always be supervised by an adult.
How does Otovent® work?
Otovent® helps equalizing the pressure in the middle ear by opening the Eustachian tube when a balloon is inflated from the nose.
Symptoms of negative pressure in the middle ear can be blocked ear, impaired hearing, pain/discomfort, sensation of heaviness or dizziness.
When the Eustachian tube is opened using the Otovent® autoinflation technique, the middle ear is ventilated, any effusion can be cleared, and symptom relief is achieved.
Negative middle ear pressure, if left untreated, may result in otitis media with effusion (OME), also known as secretory otitis or glue ear, with collection of fluid in the middle ear. Problems equalizing negativepressure can occur due to Eustachian tube dysfunction and may follow an upper respiratory tract infection, an episode of acute otitis media or in connection with e.g., flying, diving or pressure chamber treatment.