A new method for doctoring ears


A new method for doctoring ears

A new method for doctoring ears

Air travellers know it only too well. So do swimmers and divers, especially those who love to go deep under the oceans. It is the pain that air or water pressure can suddenly put on your ears.

It is also common among children below the age of four. Now the Israeli inventors of a portable device called the Eardoc say they have the solution to the problem in an instant.
Eardoc, by Kencap, a medical device development company in Israel, is described as “a simple resonating device designed to shake open the Eustachian tube and allow any liquid inside to flow out”. When placed next to the ear, makers claim it creates vibrations, which conform to the structure of the middle ear. The theory is that the pulses are transmitted by the bone and base of the inner ear, causing the obstructed canal to vibrate and open immediately. Accumulated air and fluids causing the inflammation can be released through the tube to relieve pressure on the eardrum. The manufacturers say it is the only available noninvasive method proven to work to reduce the pain and edema (swelling) associated with ear pain. It should be used when sitting or lying down, as the vibrations can cause loss of balance and dizziness when standing. It is not suitable for use in children under the age of two. For information, visit www.eardoc.info.

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