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.
- 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
- it received a high Orcha medical App assessment score (available here for iOS: https://appfinder.orcha.co.uk/review/184372/, for Android: https://appfinder.orcha.co.uk/review/172064/
- It was given Children’s app of the Year award in 2019 by the UK app awards https://www.eahsn.org/news/2019/11/local-glue-ear-innovation-wins-childrens-app-of-the-year/
- Any patient data collected is held on hospital servers and is of course GDPR compliant.
- it has been clinically assessed with families in 2019 in an ethically approved study aiming to be published autumn 2020.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE VOLUME
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.