Your ears are so important. What would you ever do without your sense of hearing and your balance--both major functions of your outer, middle, and inner ear structures? Your Sun City West and Sun City, AZ, ear doctors at Arizona ENT help you care for your hearing and balance. If something seems awry, they help diagnose and treat those disconcerting otolaryngology difficulties so you feel and function at your very best.
Your primary caregiver
Of course, that's your primary care physician. On an annual basis, your family doctor checks your vital signs, weight, and reflexes. He or she also looks checks your vision and does a basic assessment of your eyes, ears, and soft tissues of the mouth and back of the throat. Blood work checks metabolism, cholesterol, blood sugar, and other important measures of health.
If you see your physician with symptoms indicating a problem with your ears, you may be referred to your Sun City West and Sun City ear doctor at Arizona ENT. Our professional team of four board-certified otolaryngologists understands ear symptoms and how to diagnose and treat their causes.
Troublesome ear-related symptoms
Your Arizona ENT doctors can help you if you persistently exhibit these symptoms:
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Hearing loss
- Motion sickness
- Tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears)
- Ear pain
- Cerumen (wax) build-up
- Decreased hearing
- Drainage from the ear
- Facial pain
- Nausea and/or vomiting
A complete ear exam includes visual inspection of the outside of the ear (auricle), interior inspection of the canal and eardrum with a lighted otoscope and a tuning fork test, a rudimentary hearing exam. The doctors also conduct audiology examinations to understand the degree and kind of hearing loss, tympanoplasty procedures to repair eardrums, and placement of ventilating ear tubes for prevention of otitis media, or middle ear infection.
Patients frequently come to Arizona ENT with motion sickness, vertigo, or other balance-related ear symptoms, Your ENT doctor can prescribe in-office or at-home exercises which can correct balance issues.
Come see us
At Arizona ENT, we care for your ears, nose, and throat as if they were our very own. Our highly skilled otolaryngologists pay close attention to symptoms and work diligently to track down and treat their causes. Call us today for an individualized consultation in Sun City West and Sun City, AZ. For the West Meeker Boulevard office, phone (623) 975-1660. For the West Thunderbird location, call (623) 972-2951.