Glue ear happens when the middle ear fills with a sticky, glue like liquid instead of air.
That's a picture of the inside of an ear
I mean, I can hear, just not very well. Sometimes I can hear mami loud and clear when she is standing close to me. But sometimes, if I am watching TV or the radio is on, I don't hear her calling and she thought I had "selective hearing".
Mami knew something wasn't right when she realised I wasn't speaking as much and repeating words the same way she did. I was just repeating them as I heard them. I guess it wasn't the right way. So she took me to the GP and they sent me to the ear doctor.
The best example I can give of how I hear things is that it sounds just like when I was in mami's tummy in the waters. I hear voices, but it's just not clear.
Still don't get what I mean? Then, try this:
Stick your fingers in your ear
Have someone talk to you from far away
Now have someone talk to you very close to your face
You can hear something, but you are not really sure of what it is, right? Mami says its "muffled".
And that's how I hear!
The doctors say its very common in kids, especially toddlers like me, but that I have to be tested again very soon. If the liquid in my ears gets worse, I may have to have a little procedure.
I sure hope not because I really didn't like them sticking things in my ears!
Do you know about glue ear? Have you had it? Mami and I would like to know what you think.
I'm just glad she knows now.
See mami, I wasn't being stubborn I just couldn't hear you! I really am a good boy.