09/12/2006

Micromedics Inc.

Micromedics Introduces the EarPopper

The Micromedics EarPopper
The EarPopper™ is a non-surgical, non-drug prescription device for treating such common conditions as Otitis Media with Effusion, ear pressure problems caused by flying and diving, and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in children and adults.

In a six-year, NIH-sponsored study involving children diagnosed with hearing loss from persistent otitis media with effusion (OME), a few weeks of home treatment with the EarPopper restored hearing to normal in 85% of experimental-group patients compared to 24% in the control group, without antibiotics or vent tubes.

Based on the a proven technique for normalizing middle ear pressure, the EarPopper delivers a safe, constant, regulated stream of air into the nasal cavity. During the moment of swallowing, air is diverted up the Eustachian tube, clearing and ventilating the middle ear. The EarPopper relieves negative ear pressure and allows accumulated fluids to drain. Designed for office treatment with continued home treatment, the EarPopper is a safe, simple solution with superior results.