AERA™ Can Relieve Painful Symptoms Due to ETD

ExcelENT of Alabama now offers the AERA™ Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System

AERA™ is the first balloon device to treat persistent Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD) and relieve the source of chronic ear infection pain.

ETD affects approximately 1 percent of all adults in the U.S.

When the normal function of the Eustachian tube becomes impaired, the body cannot maintain pressure in the ear. This leads to pain, persistent ear infections, impaired hearing, tinnitus and other miserable symptoms.

ETD procedure

Clinically-Proven Alternative to Traditional Ear Tube Surgery

The AERA™ Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System is a revolutionary procedure to relieve painful symptoms related to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. During the procedure, your skilled ENT doctor uses a catheter to insert a small balloon through the patient’s nose and into the Eustachian tube. The balloon is gently inflated, restoring airflow, and allowing the Eustachian tube to function properly again. After the tube is dilated, the doctor deflates and gently removes the balloon. Patients will experience fast, effective relief without the inconvenience of hospital visits.

Minimally-Invasive, In-Office ETD Treatment

ETD has normally been treated with medication and ear tube surgery. Failure to address the underlying problem can lead to chronic symptoms, infections or related long-term complications.

Quality Care Available Now to Birmingham Patients

If you are experiencing pain related to chronic ear infection symptoms, call today to find out if you may be a candidate for Eustachian Tube Dilation. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to address all of your questions and concerns. Proudly serving Ear, Nose and Throat patients in the Birmingham area.

For Patients: Eustachian tube balloon dilation has associated risks, including tissue and mucosal trauma, infection, or possible carotid artery injury. Consult your ExcelENT of Alabama ENT care physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you

Ear Nose and Throat specialists offering advanced treatment options for Alabama patients from Hoover, Tuscaloosa and Gadsden at our Birmingham practice