Win an iPod Shuffle with Otovent Glue Ear Treatment

Parents get used to dealing with a range of ailments in children, but problems with a child’s hearing can be one of the most distressing conditions to deal with, as it can cause everything from pain and trouble sleeping, to a delay in learning development and social engagement.


One of the main causes of hearing loss in children is glue ear – a common condition that’s caused when a sticky, glue-like fluid fills the middle ear and causes the child to develop hearing difficulties.

Fortunately this is not something I have come across with my children so far, so was surprised to read that approximately 80% of children in the UK suffer with glue ear, with the majority of those being under the age of ten.

Otovent Pack new

Otovent from Kestrel Medical, offers a simple and non-invasive alternative to antibiotics and surgery in treating Glue Ear by using pressure from a balloon to help drain fluid that gets trapped in the ear and causes hearing problems.

Paediatrician Dr Ranj Singh said:

‘Glue ear can be problematic and frustrating for children and their parents.  Despite the potentially significant consequences on development, there has traditionally been little in the way of treatment, other than surgery.  Now for the first time, there is a real alternative that has clinically-proven results.

By using an auto-inflation device, parents have a relatively non-invasive and low-cost option for helping to treat their child’s glue ear before thinking about surgery, potentially avoiding antibiotics.  Such an easy-to-use and effective treatment has been long overdue!’

With such an easy and effective treatment available, I think that’s great news for parents of affected children, there’s nothing worse that losing your hearing, think of never hearing conversation, sounds around you and music.  Music was a large part of my growing up years, whether at home, to occupy yourself on transport, nights out and nowadays I love listening to music whilst doing the housework and DIY etc.

In collaboration with Otovent, to celebrate the joy of hearing, I’m pleased to offer one lucky winner an Apple iPod shuffle to be delivered in time for Christmas.


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  1. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me

  2. olivia Kirby says:

    Downtown by Macklemore

  3. lyndsey says:

    adele – hello

  4. tracy k nixon says:

    Do They Know It’s Christmas! (BandAid)

  5. carole n says:

    robbie williams angels

  6. Rachel Craig says:

    I Just Called to Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder.

  7. S Edwards says:

    Fleur East – Sax

  8. Kali filsell says:

    Olly Murrs Wrapped up is the first song I would download

  9. Victoria Shiel says:

    Kaiser Chiefs-Coming Home

  10. iain maciver says:

    if I can dream by elvis presley

  11. zoe cross says:

    deffo got to be all i want for christmas is you by mariah carey

  12. Sue McCarthy says:

    Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble – love him xx

  13. kellyjo walters says:

    never gonna give you up .. Rick Astley

  14. Lauren Old says:

    In honour of the festive season, All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah!

  15. Tracey Peach says:

    Chasing Cars By Snow Patrol 🙂

  16. Yvonne Bradley says:

    Angels robbie williams

  17. Tania Atfield says:

    Fairytale in New York

  18. clair downham says:

    seeing though it is nearly christmas fairy tale of newyork

  19. liz ferguson says:

    Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf

  20. john jackson says:

    my first song would be acdc whole lot of rosie

  21. Claire D says:

    Bat out of Hell – Meat Loaf

  22. chantelle hazelden says:

    oooo good question I hate to say it but my fav song at the moment that would be loaded on is Justin Bieber Sorry eeekk

  23. pete c says:

    Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The Power of Love

  24. EMMA WALTERS says:

    all i want for christmas by mariah carey

  25. sarah rees says:

    foo fighters learn to fly

  26. kim neville says:

    David Guetta – Bang My Head

  27. Gillian Hale says:

    Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up

  28. Tina Holmes says:

    I think one of Adeles

  29. winnie says:

    writings on the wall by sam smith

  30. clair brown says:

    Fairytale of New York

  31. Lynn Heath says:

    My first song would be happy by pharrel as the kids love dancing round to it!!!

  32. Kevin Honey says:

    Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

  33. Neil Firth says:

    Ace of Spades – Motorhead

  34. melanie stirling says:

    Driving home for christmas

  35. kate kathurima says:

    Justin beiber Sorry for my daughter

  36. Paul Scotland says:

    My Way by Frank Sinatra

  37. Iona Cornish says:

    Flying Without Wings

  38. ashleigh allan says:

    something christmassy!

  39. Mummy of Two + 1 says:

    Let it go for my daughter!

  40. Samantha loughlin says:

    Ship to wreck Florence and the machine

  41. Corinne Peat says:

    Hello by Adele

  42. Lindsey Stuart says:

    Outside – Ellie Goulding

  43. nicola clarkson says:


  44. Lisa Jones says:

    Another Part Of Me by Michael Jackson 🙂

  45. Natalie Ralph says:

    It would be my favourite sing – Brave by Idina Menzel!

  46. Isabel O says:

    Elastic Heart by Sia. 🙂

  47. Kay Panayi says:

    At the moment I love Taylor swift

  48. Michelle C says:

    ‘Christmas Time (Don’t let the bells end )’ By the Darkness. : )

  49. Nicki Ramsay says:

    Alive by Pearl Jam

  50. adele hello

  51. Angela Ellis says:

    The Killers – All these things that I’ve Done

  52. Matt McAndrew says:

    Paranoid Android by Radiohead

  53. Beatles. Paperback Writer

  54. Jo Hutchinson says:

    Robbie williams Angels

  55. Amanda Norwood says:

    Queen – Don’t stop me now

  56. Kelly Laycock says:

    Based on what I’m listening to at the minute I hate to admit it would be Justin Bieber, Sorry

  57. have to be this must be love
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  58. A Little Respect – Erasure

  59. Catherine McAlinden says:

    Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars – Bon Jovi

  60. karen cowley says:

    Ed Sheeran Lego House , just love it x

  61. Sally Collingwood says:

    All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey

  62. Emily Greentree says:

    It will be Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush. I love it! I better not sing it out loud though!

  63. Kasia says:

    Adele – Hello

  64. Ruth Harwood says:

    It would have to be Sultans Of Swing!!

  65. Liam Bishop says:

    Walking on Sunshine!

  66. Karen Hughes says:

    Jess glynne – take me home

  67. Sandra Clarke says:

    Last Christmas by Wham.

  68. says:

    Take That- Greatest Day <3

  69. aaron broad says:

    Talking the Hardest – Giggs

  70. Neill Johnstone says:

    I will survive by Gloria Gaynor!

  71. Nicola Penny says:

    Together in Electric Dreams by Phil Oakey and Georgio Moroder

  72. Suzanne Gaulton says:

    Happy by Pharrell Williams

  73. sharon martin says:

    I Love to Boogie

  74. I’m an old rock head who sniffs at anything that isn’t Pink Floyd or the Stones… but as this iPod is for my exclusive use I’ll ‘fess up – first thing on there is going to be Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars.

  75. White Wedding by Billy Idol!
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  76. keith hunt says:

    a spaceman came travelling for christmas

  77. Mr Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra!

  78. Mary Jarvis says:

    Silent night. As its Christmas time

  79. katrina adams says:

    Hello by Adele – I absolutely love that song right now

  80. Fleur East – Sax
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  81. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    True Love by Pink x

  82. Take me home

  83. Michelle Phillips says:

    James Bay – If You Ever Wanna Be In Love

  84. EJ Dunn says:

    Tove Lo – Stay High

  85. Wina Yus says:

    Ellie Goulding On My Mind

  86. victoryna nsy says:

    Adele Hello

  87. Zahirah says:

    Echosmith Cool Kids

  88. erika lim says:

    Jessie J- Flashlight

  89. hana bag. says:

    JYJ – In heaven

  90. aaron poh says:

    R.City Locked Away

  91. jason jay says:

    Justin bieber Sorry

  92. David Williams says:

    Circle of Life – Elton John

  93. sheila aman says:

    Ellie Goulding – Love me like you do

  94. torrey james says:

    Justin Bieber- What do you mean

  95. Yanzhuo says:

    Taylor Swift- Blank Space

  96. Natalie Crossan says:

    Whip nae nae!!

  97. Tamsin Dean says:

    Bruno mars – basacly any his songs



  99. Andrew Petrie says:

    Tusk by Fleetwood Mac

  100. Lyndsay-Rose says:

    Wilson Philips- Hold on

  101. Emma grantins says:

    I would upload.. La bamba the Richie Valens version.. Love live love it!!

  102. Emma grantins says:

    I would upload la bamba the Richie Valens version! Love love love it

  103. Samantha Rummens says:


  104. Tina Mansfield says:

    I love the new coldplay song so I would treat myself to that if I won!

  105. lynn r says:

    slade – Merry Christmas x

  106. nina kennedy says:

    Kaleem Taylor I will

  107. Emilie Curry says:

    Hey Ho by The Lumineers because its my wedding song 🙂

  108. claire woods says:

    Take That Hey Boy.

  109. lorna kennedy says:

    years and years- king x

  110. The Seeds You Sow by Prides
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  111. Phyllis Ellett says:

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Iron Maiden

  112. Nikki Hayes says:

    Take Me To Church by Hozier is my current favourite song, it changes pretty much every week though 😀

  113. Michelle O'Neill says:

    anything by ac/dc

  114. Gwyn Sharps says:

    Dancing Queen by ABBA.

  115. kimberley ryan says:

    Adele – Hello

  116. Layla Thomas says:

    I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus

  117. Julie Ward says:

    All I want for xmas is you and a few other xmas songs

  118. Kaci Soderstrom says:

    Downtown – Macklemore – I’m obsessed with it at the moment

  119. Ellen Stafford says:

    Last Christmas – Wham!

  120. Clare Duiker says:

    It would have to be Insomnia by Faithless!

  121. Chandelier by Sia. 🙂

  122. Christopher Read says:

    Daft Punk – Get Lucky

  123. Jessica Walker says:

    City and colour- the girl

  124. Moany Mike says:

    Fight or Requiem of a Drunk by The Dirty Youth or possibly Here by the great new talent Alessia Cara or even Sex, The 1975 cover by another up and coming talent Daisy Clark. Oh decisions decisions.

  125. Sam Goodwin says:

    UPtown Funk you up, or whatever it;s called, as my 5 year old LOVES it, and this would be for him 🙂

  126. Greig spencer says:

    steps. one for sorrow

  127. Jon Sellers says:

    American Pie by Don McLean

  128. Fairytale of New York

  129. steph lenehan says:

    merry Christmas everyone

  130. Leanne V Mckenna says:

    Adele Hello – love it!

  131. sharon sheppard says:

    The first song i would load would be Fast Car by Tracey Chapman x

  132. Gabrielle Compolongo says:

    Anything Ed Sheeran!

  133. donna l jones says:

    Justin bieber Sorry

  134. Dawn F says:

    Don’t Stop Me Now–Queen

  135. Julie Edwards says:

    I would download Guns N Roses: November Rain xx

  136. Simon Bloomer says:

    American Pie – Don McLean

  137. Sacrifice, ELTON jOHN.

  138. Vera Bahounkova says:

    Adele Rolling in the deep

  139. Son of dave – Shake a bone

  140. Victoria B says:

    Anything Take That!

  141. Gilly Holmes says:

    White Christmas

  142. Mark T says:

    Rule the World – Take That

  143. Katie skeoch says:

    Mumford & sons Tompkins Square Park

  144. Kel (@MoolBoots) says:

    Would be ‘You have a friend in me’ the theme tune from toy story – mine and hubbies wedding song!

  145. Sam Cornford says:

    Bob Marley, Is This Love..

  146. vicki langley says:

    googoo dolls – iris x

  147. says:

    I would load on anything is possible by fifth harmony for my daughter

  148. Brenda Wilkes says:

    Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

  149. Denielle Nicol says:

    Summertime sadness Lana Del Ray

  150. Georgina davies / prince says:

    the pouges fairytale of new york

  151. kady newell says:

    bohemian rhapsody 🙂

  152. joanna butler-savage says:

    Bon Jovi – livin on a prayer

  153. Kathleen Thomson says:

    Rita Ora — Poison

  154. Jenny says:

    The Cure – Friday I’m in Love

  155. Caroline Blaza says:

    Wham – Last Christmas x

  156. Tanya Camilleri says:

    Pharell – Happy

  157. Scarlett Dowie says:

    Roy Orbison In Dreams

  158. Lisa Ellert says:

    Coffee and Tv by Blur

  159. George grace says:

    Katie Perry firework

  160. Natalie White says:

    Anything by McFly! 🙂

  161. Jamie Gallant says:

    Suds and Soda by Deus

  162. Phil Boyle says:

    Don’t stop me now by Queen

  163. Christine Caple says:

    Fairytale of New York

  164. jemmer sams says:

    a christmas mix play list!

  165. Alexander Winton says:

    Kylie Minogue songs

  166. elaine stokes says:

    one of sam smith’s songs

  167. J GRAHAM says:

    kate bush, the man with the child in his eyes.

  168. Tracy C says:

    Hudson Taylor – Don’t Tell Me

  169. robert sharman says:

    guns and roses —- sweet child of mine

  170. Margaret Clarkson says:

    “Girl all the bad guys want” by “Bowling for Soup”

  171. Abbie M says:

    She Keeps Me Up – Nickelback

  172. Louise Hutchings says:

    Adele – Hello

  173. Kirsty says:

    Wake Me Up by Avicii as it’s an upbeat song that lifts my spirits and ups my tempo so very useful when doing the housework!

  174. Mandy S says:

    Coldplay Adventure of a Lifetime

  175. Victoria Prince says:

    Queen – Pain Is So Close To Pleasure 🙂

  176. Chris Fletcher says:

    Well if it goes on alphabetically then probably a-ha take on me!

  177. Caroline Hooper says:

    Adele’s new song ‘Hello”

  178. Rebecca Howells says:

    Well I am hoping to receive the new Corrs Album for Xmas – so it would probably be that. I can’t name a song as haven’t heard any of them yet! (@PeanutHog)

  179. Anthony Webster says:

    Happy Pharrel Williams always love to hear it as it was one of my wedding songs

  180. Laura Nice says:

    Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble!!! <3

  181. Kate Sabin-Burns says:

    Something by evanescence most likely 🙂

  182. Zoe tudor says:

    Would give it to my daughter so I think would be some Taylor swift

  183. Gemma Massey says:

    Don’t stop me now queen x

  184. Lisa Houston says:

    Les miserables soundtrack

  185. david cavender says:

    all along the watchtower -jimi hendrix

  186. Lyndsey Beckford says:

    Happy by Pharrell Williams

  187. Kerry Smith says:

    Prince doves cry

  188. Valerie Seal says:

    It feels like home – Edwina Hayes

  189. Ashley Thompson says:

    Wizzard – I wish it could be Christmas everyday

  190. Tara Davies says:

    Fairy-tale of New York

  191. Julie Camm says:

    Time to say Goodbye….

  192. Janice Mackin says:

    Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

  193. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams

  194. jessica cook says:

    uptown funk

  195. Cerys John says:

    Everything- Michael Buble

  196. Adam Smith says:

    Bon Jovi – In These Arms

  197. Jayne K says:

    Holiday by Green Day

  198. Iris W says:

    Pink – lets get this party started

  199. Jill Fairbank says:

    Coldplay fix you

  200. HELEN BOOTH says:

    Rather Be – Jess Glynn

  201. betony bennett says:

    Queen – Radio Gaga 🙂

  202. Sheri Darby says:

    Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

  203. Emma singh says:

    Ed Sheeran photograph

  204. Westlife – Flying Without Wings

  205. Terrie-Ann Wright says:

    It would probably be Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean

  206. Terrie-Ann Wright says:

    It would probably be Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean

  207. Pauline Wilson says:

    Merry Christmas Everyone

  208. Laura Cook says:

    Elton John – Step Into Christmas

  209. Allan Wilson says:

    Bastille – Pompeii

  210. Cristín Williams says:

    Adele hello

  211. champaklal lad says:

    robbie williams angels

  212. Nancy Bradford says:

    Paloma Faith – I just can’t rely on you.

  213. Karen Howden says:


  214. Lexy Law says:

    Let’s get physical Olivia Newton John

  215. Sarah Mackay says:

    Rumours – Fleetwood Mac

  216. Diane Jackson says:

    the calling – wherever you will go

  217. Charmian Filewood says:

    Ram Jam by Black Betty

    1. Charmian Filewood says:

      Oops sleepy head on lol Black Betty by Ram Jam lol

  218. kirsty says:

    craig david- im walking away

  219. Gaynor Robertson says:

    Naughty Boy – Runnin’ (Lose It All) ft. Beyoncé, Arrow …

  220. leanne abel says:

    Michael Jackson – Beat It

  221. as its christmas it would have to be santa baby by eartha kitt 🙂

  222. Kerry W says:

    Norah Jones – Sunrise

  223. alice lightning says:

    Michael Jackson the way you make me feel

  224. Robyn Logan Clarke says:

    Parlotones, I’ll be there – Our wedding song

  225. jessica says:

    don’t take the girl tim mcgraw

  226. Julie .Mills says:

    Pharell Williams -Happy

  227. Laura Pyper says:

    Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

  228. sue mcdermott says:

    Love Shack, B52’s – my favourite song

  229. The Fairytale of New York
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  230. zoe somerfield says:

    Throne by Bring Me The Horizon

  231. Carrie hines says:

    charlie puth one call away

  232. Eileen Tingle says:

    Eternal Flame – Bangles

  233. Kim Lam says:

    Money by Pink Floyd

  234. Laura Pritchard says:

    In the Summertime by Thirsty Merc

  235. claire little says:

    You Don’t Own Me

  236. Suzanne Hartley says:

    Van Halen ‘Jump’!

  237. Stacey Leigh says:

    Wham! – Last Christmas. I’m obsessed at the minute! xx

  238. David Price says:

    Queen- Best Friend

  239. becci cleary says:

    KENNY G – Have Yourself A Merry Little Chistmas

  240. samantha bolter says:

    Hello by Adele (the french version though its better)

  241. Neha Parmar says:

    Whenever Whenever-Shakira

  242. Mary Campbell says:

    Is This the Way to Amarillo (the Peter Kay version 😉 )

  243. roley martin says:

    Blue Christmas by Elvis!

  244. Lorraine Mabbitt says:

    Hello by Adele

  245. Susan B says:

    I’m Not Gonna Miss You by Glen Campbell would be the first song I loaded.

  246. hayley cooper says:

    Little Mix Black Magic – love love love this song!!

  247. hannah massingham says:

    Slade -Merry Christmas Everyone!

  248. Tess D says:

    Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison

  249. amanda davis says:

    Timber by pitbull

  250. melanie says:

    Stevie Wonder – superstition

  251. Emilia nastaly-howard says:

    LunchMoney Lewis – Bills 🙂

  252. Rennene Hartland says:

    Has to be Adele- Hello

  253. cant feel my face weeknd love this song

  254. Tracy parkinson says:

    Lionel Richie – Stuck On You

  255. Chloe Francis says:

    Train – Hey Soul Sister 🙂

  256. As I would love to win this for my daughter I would download sorry – Justin beiber for my daughter !!
    As she wants an I pod shuffle for Christmas .
    Great prize !!!
    good luck everyone ! 🙂

  257. Hannah Igoe says:

    Owlcity – Fireflies

  258. Soki91 says:

    Sorry Justin bieber

  259. Heather Tinkler says:

    The pogues – Fairytail of new york! hehe

  260. Sarahann Tonner says:

    With it being the festive season, it has to be Winter Wonderland!

  261. Sinead Williams says:

    Muppet Christmas Carol – Thankful Heart

  262. michaela atkins says:

    one of adeles from her new album 25

  263. Vickie Jackson says:

    Mark Robson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

    1. Vickie Jackson says:

      Silly auto correct Mark Ronson!

  264. Sarah Archibald says:

    White christmas!

  265. Sarah Saunders says:

    Ben Folds – The Luckiest

  266. Hayley Lynch says:

    White Christmas

  267. louise morgan says:

    Happy song would be the first

  268. Michael Rattray says:

    I wish it could be Christmas everyday – Slade

  269. Gemma Chantler says:

    As it is christmas, it will be my favourite christmas song, Fairytale of New York

  270. Vicky Yaxley says:

    Adele Hometown Glory 🙂

  271. Caroline Signey says:

    Love me like you – Little Mix

  272. Sarah Rider says:

    The first song I would put on it would be “the more I look inside” by carly Simon from the piglet movie. My son’s nickname was piglet as when he was born he was a tiny 2lb 7oz. Unfortunately he was only with us a few hours and this song is what we had playing at his funeral x

  273. David crabb says:

    It will be ” The Highwayman ” by Jimmy Webb!

  274. Henry B says:

    LAYLA – Oh My Love

  275. Lizzy Cooper says:

    Nina Simone – Feeling good

  276. Hanna Marshall says:

    “Girls just wanna have fun” by Cynog Lauder. Great upbeat song

  277. Tamara Foster says:

    Adele 25

  278. laura stewart says:

    wonderwall by oasis x

  279. Allan Fullarton says:

    Downtown by Macklemore

  280. Lisa Pond says:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

  281. Samantha Atherton says:

    I dreaming of a white Christmas.

  282. mud Lonely this Christmas

  283. Claire says:

    I#m on a big Adele fix lately, so probably anything by Adele 🙂

  284. Claire Nelson says:

    Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams

  285. Toni Boult says:

    I should be so lucky!!!

  286. Lucy Porter says:

    No Regrets – Dappy

  287. Amy Jo McLellan says:

    My favourite song – A Little Bit of Everything – Dawes.

  288. Monika S says:

    A thousand Years – Christina Perry

  289. Jo McPherson says:

    Last Christmas

  290. caroline tokes says:

    hello by adele at the moment

  291. carole Hiscock says:

    I knew the bride when she used to rock n roll

  292. Rebecca Phillips says:

    Jona Lewie’s Stop the Cavalry, It’s Christmastime and that’s my fave Christmas song!

  293. tamalyn roberts says:

    spread it like peanut butter jelly

  294. Natalie Gillham says:

    I would upload ‘Happy’ By Pharrell Williams as it always cheers me up 🙂

  295. Melanie Burton says:

    Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday! ⛄️⛄️

  296. Leanne Bell says:

    Who Let the Dogs out! My Daughters absolutely love the song at the moment, x

  297. Tammy Neal says:

    Olly Murrs Wrapped up is the first song I would download xx

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