Eustachian tube dysfunction
Affects 7.3 million people in the U.S.3
A 2016 study showed that most ENTs are seeing at least four patients with Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms each week.6 With some 2 million doctor visits annually, these patients are in need of an effective treatment option.30
Limited treatment options
Of the 7.3 million adults suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction, approximately only 111 thousand of those patients are getting treatment.3 This could be because current treatment options for Eustachian tube dysfunction are limited and invasive. Some options provide temporary relief, but often cause other problems.
Hope for relief
There is histological evidence that demonstrates balloon dilation of the Eustachian tubes crushes the inflamed mucosa that is then sloughed off and replaced with healthy mucosa.7 Additionally, a number of clinical studies have examined the safety and effectiveness of Eustachian tube balloon dilation. These studies demonstrate high rates of technical success along with a very low incidence of adverse events.8,9
A recent prospective, multicenter, randomized trial of the XprESS® balloon dilation device in patients with persistent ETD demonstrated superior clinical evidence over medical treatment with a 0% complication rate.10