What is an ear infection?
An ear infection refers to the middle ear infection which occurs most commonly with children aged 1–3 years and more than 90% of the infections occur in children under the age of 5. The most common causes of ear infections are viruses and Pneumococcus, Haemophilus and Branhamella bacteria. Ear infections are often associated with the flu with other upper airways symptoms like rhinitis and cough. Ear infections are the most common causes for small children’s medical examinations. The ear infections themselves are not contagious.
It is well known that up to 70% of ear infections will improve spontaneously. Even nowadays, doctors typically prescribe antibiotics for middle ear infections. Nowadays, increasing global antibiotic resistance is seriously recognized. Very often painkillers and follow up are the recommended practices in ear infections. However, the recovery should be checked to avoid some complications related to ear infections. How to be sure that the middle ear is healthy again?
Otometri® is a patented, revolutionary ear infection measurement and follow-up solution for families. Otometri® is proven to reduce the need for visits to the doctor, reducing costs and time for consumers and increasing effectiveness and quality of the health care processes in high spontaneously recovering middle ear infections. After all, if your child has a high fever or too much discomfort, it is still recommended to call your doctor.
Quotes about Otometri (only in Finnish)
Otometri was able to reduce visits to the doctor by 50% – Sitra project in 2015
I find the measurement device useful, as it provides support and certainty for the family about the condition of the child’s ear – Medical doctor Satu Vavuli
It provides valuable information to parents of small children about the need for acute care and it helps to monitor the situation and the effectiveness of treatment at home – Jaakko Halonen, Terveystalo