Adults can get glue ear, although it’s far less common in adults than it is in children. If you have glue ear as an adult, you may see a specialist to check whether there’s an underlying reason for it. You can have grommets for glue ear as an adult, just as you would for a child.
Often you won’t need any treatment for glue ear. It usually gets better on its own within a few months. If glue ear doesn’t go away after a few months, your doctor may suggest surgery with grommets. These help to drain the fluid from inside your ear.
See Treatment of glue ear for more information.
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