Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty
This procedure is useful in people suffering with problems of the Eustachian tube (the tube that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear). Eustachian tube dysfunction can lead to deafness, a feeling of fullness of the ear, annoying popping and difficulty equalising, amongst other symptoms.
Demonstration of a meatoplasty performed in this patient for management of chronic outer ear infections (otitis externa). The procedure allows for easier ear cleaning in the clinic and potentially a cure of his condition.
Ventilation Tube (Grommet) Insertion
Ventilation tubes are inserted for a variety of reasons, including glue ear and Eustachian tube dysfunction. The insertion of one is demonstrated here under a local anaesthetic, with the patient awake. In this case, it is being inserted as part of the management of Ménière's disease.