Ears

Pediatric Ear Services

Hearing loss can affect those of all ages, including children. Diagnosing and treating hearing loss in the pediatric population requires different instruments than those used on adults. Children may also suffer from different disorders. Pediatric Hearing Test To test the hearing of newborns and infants, subjective tests must be used, as newborns are unable to…

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Ear Infections

An ear infection occurs when fluid becomes trapped in the middle ear following a viral or bacterial infection. This painful affliction is most common in children, but can affect people of all ages. Ear infections can be either acute (of short duration) or chronic (persisting or reoccurring frequently). Most ear infections are viral or bacterial…

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Perforated Eardrum

A ruptured, or perforated eardrum is a tear in the thin membrane that separates the inner ear from the middle ear. The eardrum is an important part of how people hear, as it is instrumental in the process of converting a sound wave that enters the ear into an electrical signal that gets sent to…

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Ear Tubes

It’s probably comes as no surprise to parents that middle ear infections are common in children, particularly those between the ages of six months and two years. Known as otitis media, these are caused by a number of factors, both physical and environmental. Most ear infections clear up on their own, or are treated with…

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Ear Surgery

Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. It can correct defects of the ear that have been present from birth, or those resulting from injury or trauma. It is typically used to treat disproportionately large or protruding ears, and usually involves both ears to keep them…

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Earwax Removal

Earwax (cerumen) is a yellowish waxy substance produced by healthy ears. Earwax protects the ear from bacteria, water and foreign particles. It also assists in the cleaning and lubrication of the ear canal. Usually, excess wax is removed from the ear canal naturally. If a buildup does occur, the earwax will become hard and block…

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Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum that may also affect the mastoid (skull bone). It begins as a cyst that gradually increases in size, destroying the bones of the middle ear and causing hearing loss. When the Eustachian tube is functioning normally, it equalizes ear pressure by moving…

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Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that bypasses damaged hair cells in the ear and provides electrical stimulation directly to the auditory nerve, giving patients who are severely hearing impaired or profoundly deaf the ability to hear. It is most beneficial for those who cannot be helped with a traditional hearing aid. A…

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Acoustic Neuromas

Acoustic Neuromas An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor of the cranial nerve that connects the inner ear and the brain. Though noncancerous and typically slow growing, it can affect both hearing and balance, and may cause hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness. In rare cases, tumors may become large enough to press against the brain,…

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Audiology Services

Audiology is the branch of science and medicine that focuses on hearing, balance and related disorders. Audiologists diagnose, treat and monitor a wide range of hearing and balance problems in patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Audiology Services we provide include hearing tests; hearing aid selection, fitting and programming; audiologic rehabilitation; and…

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