Perth researchers are trialling a new treatment that could help children with recurring serious ear infections also known as glue ear.
Perth mum, Arusha Pather, agreed to her son, Kamran, taking part in the trial. She says it takes a lot of her sons childhood away, because he was been left unable to interact and communicate with his parents. Repeated ear infections resulted in a thick glue building up in Kamran’s ear. Which has resulted in some hearing loss.
Ear infections can have a huge impact on children, especially if ongoing, as it can result in a glue ear – which causes a bacteria build up.
A medicine used to treat cystic fibrosis is being trialled to help reduce the “glue” in the middle ear.
Kamran’s Mum said after her son was treated the look on his face when he could actually hear music was simply amazing.
Glue ear can cause hearing loss and delayed language development.
If successful the treatment will mean fewer surgery’s and less antibiotic treatment for recurring infections.
Hopefully the study will be a huge success! Both my boys still complain with earaches. It can be very nasty.
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