Rhinogenous deafness treatments
The rhinogenous deafness treatment is a specific therapy for catarrhal otitis in children, adults and the elderly. Endotympanic insufflation, performed by medical personnel, is the introduction of thermal water in the form of gas, using a catheter inserted directly into the Eustachian Tuba.
An effective technique for the treatment of catarrhal otitis in children is the Politzer Crenotherapic vibrato that conveys the thermal gasses into the auditory tube indirectly, via a toggle covering one nostril. These treatments are beneficial for the average ear mucosa by reducing inflammation and chronic infectious processes. They also prevent flare-ups of inflammation of the upper airway.
Our establishment treats approximately 800 children between 3 and 12 years of age for OME (otitis media with effusion). Our catchment area includes the Italian provinces of Padova and Rovigo, upper Ferrara and most of the provinces of Treviso, Venice and Vicenza. In 90-95% of cases there is a resolution of the hearing problem, often with complete recovery and a substantial reduction in nasopharyngeal catarrhal episodes during the autumn-winter season. A review of our cases allows us to confirm that in children undergoing thermal treatments (inhalation-insufflation) there was a lower rate of school absenteeism and reduced use of medical therapies.