Moniri® Otovent® is new auto inflation device for the treatment of Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) also known as glue ear. It provides mechanical treatment without the use of drugs. With Moniri® Otovent® children from 2 years of age can perform auto inflation to treat otitis media with effusion for immediate relief and it also significantly reduces the need of grommet surgery.
Otitis media with effusion (OME)
OME or Glue ear is a very common condition that affects 80 percent of children at some point during their childhood. Also known as secretory otitis media, otitis media with effusion or serous otitis media, more than 7 in 10 children have at least one episode of OME before they are 4 years old, and boys are more commonly affected than girls.1
Regulation of the pressure
Regulation of the pressure in the middle ear is a known and important mechanism for treatment of middle ear disorders in children. Normally, negative pressure in the middle ear is equalized by swallowing or yawning. If the mechanisms for regulating negative pressure are not fully effective, then after a few weeks gluey secretions develop that may lead to hearing impairment. This condition is caused by Eustachian tube dysfunction and may follow after an upper respiratory tract infection, an episode of acute otitis media or in connection with e.g. flying, diving or pressure chamber treatment. If left untreated, Eustachian tube dysfunction can lead to secretory otitis media.
Equalize the pressure
Using Otovent® or Moniri® Otovent® autoinflation devices provides the pressure required to open the Eustachian tube to help equalize the middle ear pressure. The middle ear is thereby ventilated, any effusion can be cleared and symptom relief achieved. Children consider balloon-blowing a game, improving compliance and ease of treatment. No negative effects have been reported or demonstrated in clinical trials.
How to use Moniri® Otovent®
- First, show the child how the treatment is performed by placing the mask to your own nose and inflate the green balloon to a diameter of approximately 10 – 12 cm. It is important not to overfill the balloon. Then place the face mask to the child’s face covering both the nose and mouth.
- Ask the child to inflate the balloon while helping to hold the mask tight to the face in order to create an airtight seal. Practice to inflate the balloon. When required, assist the child by squeezing the frog’s belly to pump air into the balloon.
- When the child is familiar with the procedure, change to the blue balloon to start the treatment. Inflate the balloon 20 times per session, twice a day, for 4 weeks. Change to a new balloon each week. Read the instructions for use before starting the treatment.