What are the differences between ACCLARENT AERA® and ear tubes?
Both are meant to restore hearing and comfort. Both minimize ear pressure. But ear tubes are devices meant
to be placed long term in the ear drum, while treatment with the ACCLARENT AERA® is a brief procedure
which does not require any placement of tubes or devices.
ACCLARENT AERA® is a procedure that gently
but firmly puts pressure on swollen tissues to
create an opening.
Balloon is placed through the nose
Natural anatomy is preserved
No cutting required
Safe and minimally invasive
A nonsurgical approach to treat persistent ETD
Designed specifically to treat the Eustachian tubes
Ear tubes are just that: tiny cylinders inserted through the ear drum in a hospital setting that permit air to enter the middle ear. They also may be called tympanostomy tubes, myringotomy tubes, ventilation tubes, or PE (pressure equalization) tubes.
The ear drum is cut or perforated
Tubes are supposed to fall out after a year or two. If needed, the procedure is repeated