Glue ear, as well as repeated infections in the ears of a young child, can dramatically affect their development and quality of life. Glue ear is a disorder that occurs when the middle ear fills with a glue-like sticky fluid instead of air. This fluid dampens the vibrations made by sound waves as they travel through the eardrum, resulting in impaired hearing.
Children may respond with selective hearing and dulled responses. Their speech and language development may also be affected. Children may retreat into a world of their own, switched off to teachers and instructions. If your child has never been able to hear properly, he won’t have learned to listen attentively, resulting in poor concentration and articulation, which can lead to communication problems, frustration and behavioural problems.
Poor performance in the classroom may result in a misdiagnosis. At the David Mulhall Centre, we conduct a thorough and non-invasive assessment to ensure the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
We can overcome aural under-development and improve hearing naturally using the Mulhall Integration Programme. We create an individual treatment programme using a range of gentle techniques, including the unique SoundSense, which retrains the ear by listening to neuro-acoustic sound. Once treated, the benefits are permanent.