Ear infections are common in children and are often caused by fluid build-up in the Eustachian tubes. When placed at the back of the ear, the Eardoc device emits vibrations that help open up the Eustachian tube and allows fluid to drain.
Read the full transcript »

Child Ear Infection Innovation Dr. Jim Sears: I think just about every parent at some point their child would be in the pediatrician’s office and oh, he’s got an ear infection, or he’s got fluid in the ears, you know because these little Eustachian tubes, they’re supposed to drain the ear, they tend to get clogged up. And this is the cooler device called the Eardoc. Now, when I first read about this online, I thought how would this thing work because you know it was just -- but when I actually tried it, this little device vibrates and you put it behind your ear and you can actually feel it resonating into my middle ear and it -- Dr. Drew Ordon: And Jim it makes sense. Dr. Jim Sears: Right. Dr. Drew Ordon: It’s sort of like ultrasonic therapy there to do two things, open up the Eustachian tube which is the culprit in middle ear infections and then finally, number two, it’s actually going to break up some of that thick fluid that’s accumulated behind the eardrums. So there maybe some -- Dr. Travis Stork: And would you use this if you’re having an inner ear infection? Dr. Jim Sears: An inner ear infection or it’ll probably would prevent, it’ll even just for the fluid or an ear infection. Definitely, it’s worth a shot especially if your child is maybe -- the doctor says “Oh, he’s probably needs tubes.” You know that’s an expensive surgery. This is pretty cheap $55.00 -- Dr. Travis Stork: How long do you use it? Dr. Jim Sears: I think you can use it every -- certainly everyday, every -- yeah, it doesn’t hurt. Dr. Travis Stork: It’s called the ear doc.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement