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- What is actually happening is that air is being forced behind the eardrum, via the Eustachian tubes, which connects the middle ear with the throat for passage of air.
- A chronic middle ear infection is caused when bacteria or viruses that get in the nose or throat reach the middle ear through the Eustachian tube (a small tube in the ear).
- The infection spreads from the nose or throat through the Eustachian tube, a passage between the throat and the middle ear.
- Many children with clefts are especially vulnerable to otitis media because their Eustachian tubes don't drain fluid properly from the middle ear into the throat.
- Pressure differences on either side of the eardrum are equalised by the Eustachian tube, a passage that connects the middle ear with the nasal cavity.