Eustachian Tube Function Test


This test is a dynamic assessment to ensure that the Eustachian tube is functioning properly.


The audiologist will place a soft rubber probe at the entrance to your ear and a pressure reading will be taken. You will then be asked to ‘swallow hard’ a few times, and a 2nd pressure reading will be taken. Finally you will be asked to perform the Valsalva manoeuvre (by closing your nostrils and blowing air into your cheeks as if you were trying to ‘pop’ or unblock your ears) and a 3rd pressure reading will be taken.


Self-pay and insured patients are welcome

The Harley Street ENT Clinic has agreed contractual rates with most health insurance companies such as United Healthcare Global, Aviva, Allianz Worldwide Care, Bupa, CIGNA, Simplyhealth, Standard Life (PruHealth), Aetna International and WPA amongst others.

We also deal directly with the insurance companies saving you the trouble of paying first and then reclaiming.

Patients funding their own treatment will be provided with consultation fees and the potential cost of onward treatment at the time of booking their appointment.