your journey with the Otovent® app
Otovent companion app makes using Otovent even more engaging and fun for both children and adults. With the companion app, you can easily set a mark each time you inflate an Otovent balloon and receive reminders through notifications, ensuring that you never miss a session.
Explore the world of Otopia
For parents, we have included a special feature in the app, called Otopia. This is a game set in a country filled with inhabitants called Otomanians, who are eager to help you and your child find new items for your map. As you explore Otopia, you will receive rewards and keep track of the progress, making it an engaging and enjoyable way to encourage your child to use Otovent.
Track your journey with the Otovent® app
With the Otovent companion app, keeping track of your Otovent usage has never been easier. The user-friendly interface allows you to effortlessly follow your treatment progress and receive helpful reminders.
Why use Otovent® app?
The Otovent companion app offers a range of features to help simplify and enhance your treatment experience. Whether you’re an adult or a child, the app provides valuable support to ensure that you get the most out of your Otovent treatment.
Notices with reminders
- Instructions for use
- Game-based support for children
- Keep track of treatment sessions
Watch the video to attached to get a walk through of the new Otovent app and how it works. This is a fun, engaging and practical way to monitor Otovent usage and provide a nice distraction whilst using.
Start tracking your Otovent® journey
GLUE EAR IN CHILDREN
Glue Ear (otherwise known as Otitis Media with Effusion or Serous Otitis Media) is a common medical condition which affects hearing. This can result in stunted learning at school and social difficulties.
The Otovent autoinflation device is the only clinically effective, drug-free and non-surgical treatment for glue ear or Otitis Media with Effusion.
Benefits of using Otovent:
- Reduces the symptoms of glue ear by opening the eustachian tubes allowing the fluid associated with glue ear to safely drain from the middle ear.
- Improves patient’s quality of life.
- Reduces the need for grommet surgery.
- Helps prevent hearing and learning impairment caused by glue ear.
- Natural, non-surgical treatment which helps to treat the symptoms of glue ear and Eustachian tube dysfunction.
Spotting the Signs
Any of these behaviours may suggest the presence of Glue Ear:
Difficulty learning new words & a limited vocabulary
Finds reading a challenge
Repeatedly asking "what?" or "pardon?"
Daydreaming & seeming withdrawn
Mispronounces words or misses out sections of words
Asks you to repeat yourself
Shows signs of frustration or anxiety
Gives inappropriate responses
Appears lost when answering a question or misunderstanding instructions
Tiredness & end of day grumpiness
Strains to hear & or staring intently at your face
Changeable hearing ability, particularly during winter
Difficulty following instructions, especially when background noise is high
Improving the experience of a child with Glue Ear
If your child has been diagnosed with glue ear, there are some strategies you can use at home to minimise the effect it has on their home life.
Keeping your child close maximises their chance of hearing you. Being able to keep an eye on their mood when they’re unwell is also beneficial.
Keep your mouth visible
Where possible, try not to turn away from your child when you’re talking to them. When we suffer from hearing problems trying to lip read is often the first reaction.
Lighting is key
Try to position yourself so that your child has a clear line of sight to your face unobstructed by shadow. For example, standing in front of a window can often throw you into silhouette making lip reading impossible.
Always bear line of sight in mind
Avoid trying to talk to your child if you have to face away or their visibility of your face is hampered.
Wait until they’re watching
Don’t begin talking to your child until they are watching you.
Call their name
Call your child’s name first if you’re going to speak directly to them.
Slow & steady wins the race
Try to communicate clearly with your child and at a steady pace rather than shouting.
Check in on them
Children often feel pressured to say they’re okay when they’re not. Explain Glue Ear to them and make it clear that they haven’t done anything wrong.
In open spaces & busy noisy environments hearing will become more of a struggle. Bear this in mind when selecting places to go at the weekend or during school holidays.
Treating Glue Ear
if you suspect your child may be suffering from glue ear you should consult your GP. The GP may then refer you to an audiologist or diagnose the condition themselves. In most cases the condition will resolve without treatment, but sometimes intervention is required. Traditionally this has usually meant insertion of a ventilation tube in the ear drum, or Grommet Surgery. However, the NHS have selected the operation as one of the surgeries it is cutting down on as a money saving exercise.
This is where Otovent comes in. The Otovent Autoinflation Device consists of a nose piece and a specially pressurised balloon which the child inflates via their nose. This act opens the eustachian tube allowing the sticky fluid associated with Glue Ear to safely drain away. Otovent is the only drug-free and non-surgical clinically proven treatment for Glue Ear. It is available over the counter in pharmacy and from the Otovent website. The Moniri Otovent is a parent assisted version of the original Otovent device specifically designed for children who cannot use Otovent, usually because they are too young to blow their own nose.