Glue ear occurs when sticky fluid or ‘glue’ collects behind the ear drum.
Your child may appear to be ‘naughty’ because they do not listen to you. If the glue ear is not treated, their hearing may be affected and speech may be slower to develop.
Research has found that the risk of glue ear is reduced if you:
For help and advice call PlunketLine 0800 933 922, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If your child is sick please call Healthline, 0800 611 116, New Zealand's 24-hour telephone health advice service. All calls are answered by registered nurses.
In an emergency phone 111.