HearGlueEar App

We are very excited to announce the launch of the HearGlueEar app which is now FREE to download and use through the Apple App store. Click here to download now

The HearGlueEar app has been designed for children experiencing hearing loss due to glue ear. You will need to register your and your childs’ details before being able to access the app. In the app you will find a host of songs, games and audiobooks created especially for the app to support a child with glue ear.

Hear Glue Ear app is a reliable, safe, free, award winning, app which can be recommended to patients who have glue ear (also known as otitis media with effusion, OME)   in Audiology, paediatric, or Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) clinics. The app has an Orcha quality mark badge and has been published in NICE’s (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) shared learning collection here
The Hear Glue Ear app is free to families and aims to:
  • Help the child’s development during the ‘watchful waiting’ period of glue ear management
  • Provide families with up-to-date glue ear information and useful links , especially as Trusts become paperless.
  • Allow parents to effectively self manage their child’s condition between appointments
  • collect feedback about a hospital clinical service
 The Hear Glue Ear app is one of the most reliable apps listed since
Free award winning app for families with glue ear: look up Hear Glue Ear on apple or android App Store. The app has an Orcha quality mark badge. The app was winner of ‘children’s app of the year’ at the UK app awards November 2019 and overall winner of Forward Healthcare awards by Leading1Health . The Hear Glue Ear app has been quality assured and published in NICE’s shared learning collection here.
The app is available here
Publications regarding the glue ear project
Teachers of Deaf article


It is important to make sure that the child using this app is listening at an appropriate volume. If the volume is too high this may lead to further hearing loss and damage to the inner ear, if the volume is too low the child will not be able to hear the content and will not get all the benefits of the app. Please take some time to optimise the volume with the child using the app before allowing them to use it.

Glue ear can worsen and improve over time, so the appropriate volume to listen at may also change over time. Regularly review what volume the child is listening at and make adjustments as necessary.

Despite the hearing loss your child is currently experiencing the mechanisms in their ears are still sensitive and can be damaged.


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