Mr Frosh recommends the patient information leaflets on patient.info/health (you cansearch by condition, symptoms and procedures) and bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory (you search health topic by first letter).
Mr Frosh advises that patients join in a shared decision making process on their treatment options. There is more about it here. There are some patient decision aids available for glue ear and also recurrent sore throats on the NICE website. These and further decision aids (more ENT aids are likely to become available) can be found here.