What is balloon Eustachian tuboplasty?
Some people suffer with pressure symptoms and a feeling of muffled hearing in their ears, which can also be accompanied by squeaking or popping in the ears. It can also happen during or after flying. This is caused by the middle ear’s inability to equalise the pressure between the outside world and the closed box of the middle ear.
If you frequently suffer with these type of symptoms - even when you’re not flying - you could have Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD).
If nasal steroid drops or sprays haven’t worked in alleviating this, your GP or Consultant may recommend Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty, also known as Eustachian Tuboplasty and Balloon Dilation Eustachian Tuboplasty. This is a minimally invasive procedure which widens the Eustachian tube in order to improve its function and relieve the symptoms of ETD.