Most cases of glue ear don’t require treatment as the condition will improve spontaneously, usually within three months. Nasal lavage with saline solution and exercises with a nasal balloon are recommended, to ensure a quicjk recovery.
Treatment is normally only recommended when symptoms last longer than three months and the hearing loss is thought to be significant enough
to interfere with a child’s speech and language development.
In these circumstances, glue ear can usually be treated using minor surgery, which involves placing small tubes (grommets) in the ear to help drain away the fluid.