TubaVent® – minimally invasive, safe and fast

The therapy concept in the treatment of chronic tube ventilation disorders

“The use of microscopic and endoscopic technologies has revolutionised medicine and is state of the art today. With the development of balloon catheters, for example for the dilatation of heart coronaries, previously inconceivable revolutionary treatment concepts emerged. The transfer of this technology to the dilatation of the auditory tube provides the possibility for the first time to treat the cause of many chronic middle ear infections. Particularly for chronic tube dysfunctions or middle ear pathologies, there is now the opportunity to therapeutically approach the black box of otolaryngology. The new treatment concept provides the possibility for the first time to successfully treat chronic tube dysfunction and to provide our patients with a new treatment possibility for this previously untreatable condition.“

(Prof. Dr. H. Sudhoff)

Obstructive tube dysfunction is a common chronic disorder in which the usual ventilation and the cleaning capability of the middle ear is restricted. Among other things, the consequences of this disorder is the development of chronic otitis media, that in the worst case can result in destruction of the middle ear (structures) and thus in hearing loss. 

Prevalence of obstructive tube dysfunction is approximately 1% of the adult population.1 TubaVent, the first causative therapy concept for the treatment of any obstructive dysfunction of the tuba Eustachii (Eustachian tube) was developed in 2009. 

1) Browning G, et al. The prevalence of middle ear disease in the adult British population. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1992 Aug; 17(4):317-21

  • TubaVent®-Catheter
Prof. Dr. Sudhoff

Prof. Dr. med. rer. nat. Holger Sudhoff, 

FRCS (Lon), FRCPath Senior consultant
of the Klinikum Bielefeld 
(Ear, nose and
throat, head and neck 
surgery clinic,
Bielefeld medical centre)



The dilatation of the auditory tube provides the possibility for the first time to treat the cause of many chronic middle ear infections.

Prof. Dr. H. Sudhoff


  • Obstructive tube dysfunction

Consequences of not treating tube ventilation disorders

  • Otitis media chronica
  • Possible destruction in middle ear
  • Hearing loss

Product brochure


For a more detailed overview of balloon dilatation, possible applications and procedures, as well as other components of the TubaVent® instrumentation, please see our product brochure, which you can download here:

Characteristics of the TubaVent® 

  • Optimum length guarantees the complete dilatation of the cartilaginous part
  • Controlled dilatation prevents overexpanding of the tube
  • A rounded catheter tip and the special catheter surface (shaft & balloon)
    allow atraumatic advance of the catheter
Art. No.    2080-1300320

Anatomy and procedure

  • 1) Anatomy of the Tuba Eustachii
  • 3) Ballon catheter inflated
  • 2) Ballon catheter deflated
  • 4) Visibly dilated Tuba Eustachii

Video Documentation TubaVent®

Filmed at the ENT clinic at Bielefeld hospital in autumn 2012 under supervision of Prof. Dr. Holger Sudhoff, M.D.
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