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Otovent Autoinflation Device

SKU : OTCOTOVENT01|PIP-Code : 4089678|EAN : 7392130903409
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Otovent Autoinflation Device is the only clinically effective, drug-free and non-surgical treatment for glue ear or Otitis Media with Effusion.
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Otovent Autoinflation Device

Otovent Autoinflation Device is the only clinically effective, drug-free and non-surgical treatment for glue ear or Otitis Media with Effusion. Suitable for children aged 3 years and over, it is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a treatment during the active observation period (also known as "watchful waiting"). The convenient at-home treatment increases the chances of a shorter glue ear recovery period and can reduce referral for grommet surgery by 50%. 

Otovent Autoinflation Device can also be used in any situation where you cannot clear negative middle ear pressure (Eustachian tube dysfunction), otitis media with effusion, during or after a flight, after diving and pressure chamber treatment. If left untreated, these conditions may lead to a temporary sensation of heaviness and impaired hearing. After a few weeks, fluid may also collect in the middle ear. Otovent equalises the pressure and relieves the symptoms in the middle ear.

  • 1 x Nose Piece.
  • 5 x Otovent Balloons.
  • 1 x Carry Case.
Initially, Otovent should be used at least three times a day (morning, noon, evening). After one week, it should be used at least twice a day (morning and evening). The normal duration of treatment is 2-3 weeks, after which a physician should decide whether or not to continue with the treatment.

Inflation Phase

  • Connect the balloon to the nose piece
  • Hold the round part of the nose piece firmly against your right nostril with your right hand. Press your left nostril closed, using the fingers of your left hand
  • Inhale deeply and close your mouth, inflate the balloon until it is the size of a grapefruit, by blowing through your right nostril
  • Repeat the procedure with your left nostril
  • Some patients may experience discomfort in the ear or dizziness during inflation. This initial sensation will decrease during the next inflation and is an indication that the procedure is working correctly.
If you do not feel anything in your ear, then when the balloon is inflated, still with your mouth closed, and with the nose-piece firmly against your nostril:

Perform a sequence of swallowing maneuvers (do not swallow the air from the balloon)
Repeat the above steps with your left nostril


Clean the nose piece with mild detergent after use. Rinse the nose piece with clean water. Discard used balloons when they have been inflated 20 times.


When not in use, protect the nose piece and the balloons against light, keep the items in the box.
  • The balloons contain latex, if you are allergic to latex or latex products consult your physician before using this product. If you experience any allergic symptoms, stop treatment and consult your physician.
  • Keep out of reach of children. The treatment of children should always be supervised by an adult. Never use toy balloons in performing the Otovent method as toy balloons do not give the proper inflation pressure and may cause treatment failure.
  • Some people may suffer from frequent episodes of anterior nosebleeds. The condition is a nuisance but harmless, any manipulation of the nose may provoke an episode (nose-picking, nose-blowing or balloon inflation). Usually the condition can easily be cured after a visit to the ENT doctor.
  • Otovent should not be used if you are suffering from acute otitis media or upper respiratory tract infection.
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