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...   Ear Infection The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear...

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids
...Additionally, inner ear infections, Meniere’s disease and other nerve-related problems contribute to hearing loss in the inner ear...

Dizziness Balance Motion Sickness Sun City West AZ
...BPPV occurs when you change the position of your head (typically lying down or sitting up), while inner ear infections can cause labyrinthitis...

Ear Conditions
Home › Our Services › Ear Conditions Auditory Ear infections are common among young children, resulting in millions of office visits and antibiotic prescriptions annually...

Main Causes of Hearing Loss
... Sometimes temporary conditions, such as allergies, ear infections or a foreign object in the ear, can result in temporary hearing loss...

Causes of Hearing Loss
... Certain Illnesses or Infections Ear infections aren't just painful...

Symptoms of an Ear Infection and Treatment Options
...Ear infections are very common and can be caused by viral and bacterial infections...

FAQ for ENTs
...Antibiotics and steroids are used to treat vertigo when an inner ear infection or inflammation is causing it...

Symptoms of an Ear Infection
5 Common Signs of an Ear Infection Ear infections can develop in both adults and children...

Your Hearing Aid Options
...An untreated ear infection can also cause hearing loss...

Signs You May Need to Visit an Ear Doctor
...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...

What are Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Issues?
... Ear Infections This is by far the most common ENT problem that a doctor will diagnose and treat...

How to Deal With Ear Infections
Ear infections can be quite the nuisance, particularly if it’s something that your little one deals with often...

Reasons for Early Hearing Loss
...Sometimes an undetected ear infection can also cause this problem...

Signs That You May Have an Ear Infection and How We Can Help
Otitis media—that's the medical term for a middle ear infection...

Head and Neck Surgery Options
...These conditions include: Hearing or balance problems Chronic or persistent ear infections Chronic sinusitis Laryngitis Thyroid problems Obstructive sleep apnea Tonsillitis Esophagus problems By seeking care from a medical professional right away an otolaryngologist can easily determine the cause of your condition so that they can create a treatment plan that will finally provide you with the relief you’ve been looking for...

Treating An Ear Infection
...These symptoms are likely due to an ear infection...

Dealing With Swimmer’s Ear
...As you may be able to guess from the name alone, this ear infection is often the result of too much water getting into the ears, whether you are an avid swimmer or you just drenched yourself in a hot shower for too long...

Dealing With Hearing Loss
...   There are many signs and symptoms of hearing loss you should pay attention to, including if you: Hear muffled speech or sounds Have a problem understanding individual words Need people to speak more loudly or slowly Have to turn up the television or radio Withdraw from social events or conversations There are many causes of hearing loss including aging, continuous exposure to loud noises, heredity, ear infections or damage to your ears from pressure changes, and even a buildup of earwax...

How and When Should I Clean My Ears?
...If you are prone to ear infections you may want to use a blow dryer to gently dry the ear...

Struggling With Hearing Loss? We Can Help
... In most cases, treating the causes of the blockage such as an ear infection, impacted ear wax, stuck foreign objects, or abnormal growths, could help restore hearing...

What Causes Ear Infections?
...Children are often more likely to develop ear infections than adults, which is why it’s important to understand why ear infections happen and how to spot the warning signs...

Cholesteatoma Symptoms & Treatments
...Patients should expect cholesteatoma if they experience these symptoms:  Frequent earache Dizziness Recurring ear infections Drainage of foul liquid from the ear, possibly bloody Hearing loss Ear feelings stuffy or full If any of these sound familiar, let your ENT doctor know right away...

Does My Child Need Ear Tube Surgery?
Middle ear infections (known as otitis media) are quite common in young children, and while they are usually nothing to worry about it, it can become a problem if your child is dealing with frequent ear infections...

Finding the Right Treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
...This is a recommended treatment for children who develop frequent ear infections due to eustachian tube dysfunction...

What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
... Conductive: Associated with damage to the eardrum, middle ear, or ear canal, which can be the result of ear fluid in the middle ear, a punctured eardrum, an ear infection, allergies, or congenital abnormalities in the ear...

Treating a Cleft Palate
...This results in an opening in the roof of the mouth that over time can lead to other problems such as recurring ear infections, difficulty with feedings, and speech problems...

What Are Adenoids?
...Those with enlarged adenoids may experience: Trouble breathing through the nose Mouth breathing Dry lips and mouth (as a result of mouth breathing) Snoring Persistent bad breath Chronic or persistent sinus infections Ear infections Obstructive sleep apnea (pauses in the breath that happening while asleep) Should I have my adenoids removed...

Do I Need a Hearing Aid?
... Conductive: Associated with damage to the eardrum, middle ear, or ear canal, which can be the result of several factors, including a punctured eardrum, an ear infection, allergies, ear fluid in the middle ear, or congenital abnormalities in the ear...

Signs and Symptoms of Postnasal Drip
... Along with extra mucus draining from the nose into the back of your throat, other signs of postnasal drip include: Hoarseness Persistent cough, often worse at night A need to constantly clear your throat Scratchy or sore throat Painful ear infections Sinus infections Bad breath Nausea (due to mucus going into the stomach) What causes postnasal drip...

FAQs About Swimmer's Ear
If you or your child loves to swim, then at some point you or they may develop Swimmer’s ear, an outer ear infection that can lead to itching, redness, and pain...

Is My Itchy Ear Caused by a Fungal Infection?
...This is why your ENT doctor also sees a rise in fungal ear infections during the summer months...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... Ear infections and hearing loss—Any malformation of the upper airway can affect the function of the Eustachian tube and increase the possibility of persistent fluid in the middle ear, which is a primary cause of repeat ear infections...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other signs of adenoid and/or tonsil enlargement include: Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds “blocked” when the person speaks Chronic runny nose  Noisy breathing during the day  Recurrent ear infections  Snoring at night  Restlessness during sleep, or pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night (this may indicate sleep apnea, or other sleeping disorder) You should see your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, when you or your child experience the common symptoms of infected or enlarged tonsils or adenoids...

Pediatric Hearing Loss
...By age 18, 17 in 1,000 people have some degree of permanent hearing loss (this does not include the type of hearing loss caused by fluid in the ears or ear infections)...

Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
...Other symptoms include: Crying or irritability Poor appetite, or feeding and swallowing problems Weight loss or poor weight gain Wet burps or vomiting, or regurgitation Stomach aches Abdominal and/or chest pain Sore throat Hoarseness Asthma or wheezing Chronic coughing and throat clearing Chronic sinusitis  Ear infections and/or fluid in the ear Tooth decay What Causes Pediatric GERD...

Cholesteatoma
... Cholesteatoma may cause these symptoms: Hearing loss Ear drainage, often with a bad smell  Recurrent ear infections Sensation of ear fullness Dizziness Facial muscle weakness on the side of the infected ear Ear ache/pain If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, as soon as possible...

Earaches
... A variety of problems can cause earaches in children and adults: Middle ear infection (called acute otitis media) Swimmer’s ear (called otitis externa) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction or jaw joint pain Eustachian tube dysfunction Inflammation of the outer ear (called chondritis) Cotton swab use Throat infection Throat cancer (rarely) What Causes Earaches in Children...

Swimmer's Ear
...Recurring ear infections (chronic otitis externa) are also possible...

Tinnitus
... Middle ear problems can also cause tinnitus, including middle ear infection (common) and otosclerosis (uncommon), which hardens the tiny ear bones or ossicles...

Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
...Many patients see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, convinced that their pain is from an ear infection...

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